Scholarships

SCHOLARSHIPS

We also offer a variety of scholarships to provide educational assistance to high school, college and graduate students.

High School Scholarships

  • XArmy, Navy & Air Force Junior Science & Humanities Symposia (JSHS) — High school students are afforded the opportunity to present the results of their own original research. Scholarships totaling more than $340,000 are awarded by the Tri-services during the competitions.In addition, top national finalist winners also receive an all expense paid trip to the prestigious London International Youth Science Forum, a scientific and cultural exchange program attracting students from more than 60 nations.

  • Department of Defense (DOD) Information Assurance (IA) Scholarship Program — The Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Networks and Information Integration (ASD (NII)) annually announces a Department of Defense Information Assurance (IA) Scholarship Program grant and scholarship competition. Recipients of scholarship aid in exchange for financial assistance are required by the statute establishing the program (chapter 112, title 10, United States Code), to serve a period of obligated service in DoD as a civilian employee or a member of one of the armed forces.

  • International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) — Each year, the Office of Naval Research participates in the International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF), administered by the Science Service. Nearly 1,200 high school students, representing over 500 science, math and engineering fairs affiliated with the Science Service, Inc., display their research projects and vie for hundreds of special awards. The Office of Naval Research selects one winner in each of the 14 scientific disciplines represented at the Intel ISEF to receive an $8,000 undergraduate scholarship, payable at $2,000 per year.

  • Meyerhoff Scholars Program — This program is designed to recruit and retain outstanding minority scholars who have demonstrated an aptitude and interest in pursuing careers in math, engineering, and the sciences. Meyerhoff scholars receive full scholarships to the University of Maryland, Baltimore Campus (UMBC) for four years as well as special academic support. The National Security Agency sponsors ten of UMBC's Meyerhoff students.

  • Scholarships for Military Children — Commissaries are an integral part of the quality of life offered to service members and their families. A scholarship funded through contributions is awarded annually for each commissary operated by the Defense Commissary Agency worldwide. A minimum of one $1,500 scholarship will be awarded at every commissary location where qualified applications are received. More than one scholarship per commissary may be available based on response and funding. The scholarship provides for payment of tuition, books, lab fees and other related expenses.

  • Stokes Educational Scholarship Program — The Stokes Educational Scholarship Program is designed to recruit senior high school students and college sophomores who demonstrate the capability to develop skills critical to the mission of the National Security Agency (NSA). These skills include mathematics, computer science, electrical or computer engineering, and certain foreign languages. To qualify for the Stokes Program, students must meet the following requirements: SAT score of 1,100 or higher, or composite ACT score of 25 or higher and a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher. Application deadline is November 30th of the student's senior year of high school or, for students majoring in one of our core languages, sophomore year in college. These students would need at least six credits in a language of interest to us and a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Students receive full tuition and incur an employment obligation upon graduation.

College Scholarships

  • Department of Defense (DOD) Information Assurance (IA) Scholarship Program — The Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Networks and Information Integration (ASD (NII)) annually announces a Department of Defense Information Assurance (IA) Scholarship Program grant and scholarship competition. Recipients of scholarship aid in exchange for financial assistance are required by the statute establishing the program (chapter 112, title 10, United States Code), to serve a period of obligated service in DoD as a civilian employee or a member of one of the armed forces.

  • Stokes Educational Scholarship Program — The Stokes Educational Scholarship Program is designed to recruit senior high school students and college sophomores who demonstrate the capability to develop skills critical to the mission of the National Security Agency (NSA). These skills include mathematics, computer science, electrical or computer engineering, and certain foreign languages. To qualify for the Stokes Program, students must meet the following requirements: SAT score of 1,100 or higher, or composite ACT score of 25 or higher and a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher. Application deadline is November 30th of the student's senior year of high school or, for students majoring in one of our core languages, sophomore year in college. These students would need at least six credits in a language of interest to us and a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Students receive full tuition and incur an employment obligation upon graduation.

Graduate Fellowships

  • Office of Naval Research (ONR) Historically Black Engineering Colleges (HBEC) Future Faculty Fellowship Program — To develop and attract qualified engineering faculty to Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) with engineering programs. Each year, three recipients who have agreed to join the engineering faculty of an HBCU after receiving their degrees are competitively selected for study and research support leading to doctoral degrees in engineering.

  • National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship (NDSEG) — As a means of increasing the number of U.S. citizens trained in disciplines of science and engineering of military importance, the Department of Defense (DOD) annually awards approximately 200 new three-year graduate fellowships based upon available funding. DOD will offer these fellowships to individuals who have demonstrated the ability and special aptitude for advanced training in science and engineering. NDSEG Fellowships will be awarded for study and research leading to doctoral degrees in mathematical, physical, biological, ocean and engineering sciences.

  • National Physical Science Consortium (NPSC) — Through membership in the National Physical Science Consortium (NPSC), National Security Agency (NSA) sponsors up to six years of Doctoral Degree (Ph.D.) studies for highly qualified women and minorities. The goal of the program is to increase the mathematics, astronomy, chemistry, computer science, and physics talent pool.

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