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CIA Undergraduate Scholarship Program

August 31

The Undergraduate Scholarship Program is a financial needs-based initiative where you will be exposed to intelligence challenges while performing meaningful work related to your college major. By accepting a scholarship from the CIA, one must work at the Agency after college graduation for a certain period of time.


  • 18 years of age
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • 1000 SAT, or 21 ACT scores for high school students, if available.
  • Acceptance at a 4-year college/university; or pursuing an undergraduate degree as a full-time student and enrolled in or planning to take at least 12 credits per semester
  • 3.0+ GPA
  • Availability to work at least one 90-day summer tour before graduation and willingness to work at CIA full time after graduation
  • Ability to meet the minimum requirements for joining CIA, including U.S. citizenship and a background investigation
  • Academic excellence in core subjects relating to a college major or desired major
  • Relevant practical or job experience in your field of interest
  • Demonstrated leadership qualities
  • Genuine interest in contributing to CIA’s mission
  • Proficiency in a foreign language if applicable.

Please visit the scholarship website for more information.

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Central Intelligence Agency Office of Public Affairs

Washington, DC 20505