CIA Undergraduate Scholarship Program

If you are a high school senior planning to enroll in a four- or five-year college program, or you are a college freshman or sophomore enrolled in a four- or five-year college program, who is looking for career experience in a dynamic environment, apply to the CIA's Undergraduate Scholar Program and contribute to the work of the nation before you graduate. Eligibility:-Must have U.S. citizenship-18 years of age by April 1 of your senior year-1500 SAT (1,000 math & critical reading, 500 writing) or 21 ACT scores or higher (high school students)-3.0 high school or college GPA or higher-Financial need as demonstrated by the gross annual household income ceiling up to $70,000 for a family of four or less, and $80,000 for a family of five or more-If the applicant has not been listed as a dependent for the previous tax year, the gross annual household income ceiling is $35,000 or less-Meet the same employment standards as permanent employees, successfully completing both security and medical processing-Available to work in the Washington, DC area during your periods of employmentFor more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.

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Award Amount: $18,000
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