INSF Announces New Scholarship Program for Undergraduate and Graduate Students
Awards aim to support NextGen leaders and diversify IC talent pool
The Intelligence and National Security Foundation (INSF) launched a new scholarship program for undergraduate and graduate students pursuing a degree in Intelligence Analysis, Computer Science, Cybersecurity, International Affairs, National Security Studies, Public Policy or a comparable field of study. INSF is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to addressing contemporary intelligence and national security challenges.
The Investing in the Future of the IC Workforce Scholarship program will offer four awards of up to $5,000 each to eligible undergraduate and graduate students. Two of these scholarships are specifically for students from underrepresented minority groups while the other two are open to all eligible students who meet the award requirements.
“The INSA Foundation is thrilled to launch this scholarship program to help enrich the pipeline of talent into the Intelligence Community,” said Suzanne Wilson Heckenberg, President of the Intelligence and National Security Alliance and the Intelligence and National Security Foundation. “These scholarships are investments in our future. They help ensure undergraduate and graduate students are better positioned to attain their professional goals while also advancing the U.S. national security mission.”
Interested students must complete an application form found on the INSF website, which includes submitting a brief essay and two academic references. Recipients will be selected based on academic standing and their stated commitment to the U.S. national security mission.
The 2021 scholarship application is open at insaonline.org/foundation. Current undergraduate and graduate students in accredited U.S. colleges and universities will have the opportunity to apply until COB on Friday, June 11, 2021.
For those interested in supporting the fund, a donation page has been created. All donations are tax deductible. For more information on the scholarship fund, details on how to apply and more, please visit insaonline.org/foundation.
The Intelligence and National Security Foundation (INSF) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to addressing contemporary intelligence and national security challenges, facilitating public discourse on the role and value of intelligence for our nation’s security, and advancing the intelligence field as a career choice.