Al Ponte Graduate Scholarship Award

🏆 Available: 1
💰 $1,000
⏳ 06/01

Last year this scholarship received 50 applicant(s). $ was awarded to 1 applicant(s).

Scholarship Description

This scholarship is intended for students who are going to graduate school, focusing on International Relations and/or Intelligence. Mr. Albano F. Ponte is a vital part of AFIO’s “legion of merit,” through active participation and time, talent, and funds donated to AFIO programs and development.

Eligibility and details

  • For Graduate scholarships, applications must be submitted no earlier than your senior undergraduate year of college and no later than your second year of graduate school studies.
  • Evaluation criteria include merit, character, serious academic commitment, and relevance of your studies to national security interests and career ambitions.
  • Tuition grants will be paid directly to the Bursar/Registrar of the University concerned – under NO circumstances are payments sent directly to awardees or non-bursar third parties.
  • All applicants must be U.S. citizens. Also, even if you are a US citizen, no scholarship will be awarded to students attending foreign universities (study abroad is eligible if administered by a U.S. school), or schools not US-accredited, nor to law, med, or business schools (foreign or domestic).
  • Students intending to study in schools of engineering, science, technology and/or show extensive foreign language mastery and/or area knowledge in Arabic, Dari, Farsi, Pashto, Russian, Chinese, Korean, Persian, Hausa and other sub-Saharan African languages, Hebrew, Punjabi, Somali, Swahili, Turkish, and Urdu are strongly encouraged to apply. Colleges must be regionally accredited.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Type of institution award is open to: four-year college
  • Award is available to U.S. citizens

Application Requirements

  • Application form required
  • Transcript required
  • Essay required
  • Recommendations or references required
  • Photograph required
  • Resume Required

How To Apply

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Donor: Association of Former Intelligence Officers

The Association of Former Intelligence Officers (AFIO) was incorporated in 1975 as a 501(c)3 non-profit, non-political, educational association for current and former intelligence professionals and supporters of the US intelligence community.