Col. Sully H. de Fontaine Scholarship

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Amount
Awarded

$1,200

Awarded

Application Deadline

June 1

Monday
Awarded By:

Association of Former Intelligence Officers (AFIO)

Number of Awards & Eligibility: One award offered annually.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. Must be a college sophomore or junior.
  2. Must be a member of the Associaton of Former Intelligence Officers (AFIO), OR the child or grandchild of a member of the AFIO, OR the child or grandchild of a serving intelligence professional.
  3. Must be a U.S. citizen.
  4. Must show a history of taking courses in intelligence, foreign affairs, and/or national security towards the goal of serving in the U.S. intelligence community.
  5. This award is for U.S. students.

In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

Description: This scholarship is available for U.S. college sophomores and juniors who have a career focus in intelligence, foreign affairs, and/or natural security studies. The applicant must be a member of the Associaton of Former Intelligence Officers (AFIO), OR the child or grandchild of a member of the AFIO, OR the child or grandchild of a serving intelligence professional.

Application requirements for the Col. Sully H. de Fontaine Scholarship are:

  • Recommendation letter
  • Cover letter
  • Photograph
  • Resume
Additional Information: The applicant will be considered for each scholarship he/she specifies. If he/she is granted one, he/she will not be considered for others. Occasionally, the AFIO grants scholarships to individuals who received an award in prior years, so previous applicants and/or recipients may reapply. Applications are evaluated by a special AFIO committee. Evaluations will be impressionistic and personal, by committee consensus, and with decisions final. Evaluation criteria may include merit, character, estimated future potential, background (for example, parent's AFIO membership or careers, etc.), and relevance of the applicant's studies to the full spectrum of national security interests and career ambitions. Scholarships will not be awarded to students attending foreign universities or schools not U.S.-accredited, or to law schools (foreign or domestic).

Award Amount: $1,200 annually, non-renewable.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $1,200.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Monday, June 1

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Monday, June 1

Application information is available on the Association of Former Intelligence Officers (AFIO) website. There is no application form necessary to apply for this award. To be considered, the applicant must submit the following materials: a cover letter explaining the his/her need for the scholarship, career goals and dreams, and his/her views of U.S. world standing and intelligence community; a resume including address, age, college, experience and extracurricular activities; a copy of his/her academic transcript (does not need to be official); one letter of recommendation; and a recent photograph. If the applicant qualifies for several scholarships, he/she must specify in his/her cover letter the scholarships for which he/she wishes to be considered. The applicant only needs to submit one set of application materials for all scholarships. For this scholarship, the student must be sure to specify whether he/she is applying for the undergraduate or graduate scholarship. Application materials should be submitted through the online application form and must be received by the deadline date.
Contact: Albano Ponte
Address: 7700 Leesburg Pike Suite 324 Falls Church, Virginia 22043

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