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July 1 2019
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The type of institution attended is less important than the clarity that the course of study being undertaken leads to a career in the U.S. Intelligence Community. So this covers law enforcement, foreign policy, intelligence analysis, counterterrorism, homeland security, foreign language mastery (Farsi, Tagalog, Pashto, Urdu, Mandarin, Arabic, Hindi, etc. -- not Spanish or French), and related disciplines. Applicants seeking funding for law or medical school are placed in a third tier as a currently overabundant category inessential to current needs of the I.C. which already suffers from too many lawyers. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen studying at a U.S. Institution. Advanced knowledge and corroboration of claims of near-native performance in one of the mission-critical languages mentioned above puts applicants at top of consideration. Applicants going to online-only schools are acceptable but only institutions that are on a nationally accredited list maintained by the U.S. Dept. of Education. Costly, for-profit and non-profit institutions suspected of gaming the college-loan system, and those with no national accreditation or with fake, odd, bogus, or foreign accreditations, are not considered and cause a student application for support to be set aside.

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Eligibility Requirements

  • CheckmarkMust be a graduate student or a postgraduate student
  • CheckmarkMust attend a university or a four-year college
  • CheckmarkMust be at least 19 years old
  • CheckmarkMust not be older than 35 years old
  • CheckmarkCitizenship requirements: US
  • CheckmarkMust not be attending high school currently
  • CheckmarkMust study full-time
  • CheckmarkRestricted to students studying American Studies, Aviation/Aerospace, Criminal Justice/Criminology, Computer Science/Data Processing, Foreign Language, History, International Studies, Law Enforcement/Police Administration, Military and Defense Studies, Natural Sciences, Near and Middle East Studies, Peace and Conflict Studies, Political Science, Public Policy and Administration

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Contact Mrs. Eileen Doughty
Director, AFIO Scholarship Program
Tel: 703-790-0320 Address 7700 Leesburg Pike, Suite 324
Falls Church, VA 22043