The Association of Former Intelligence Officers is offering a variety of scholarships for fall 2012 to both undergraduate and graduate students. These scholarships range in amount: $4,000 (7 of these are offered), $2,000 (8), etc.

Provided By: The Association of Former Intelligence Officers (AFIO)
Deadline: July 1, 2012
Type of Award: Scholarship
Amount: $4000, $2000
Awards Available: Unspecified

Undergraduates applicants must be entering their sophomore or junior year by the summer of 2012, and graduate applicants must be submit their applications no earlier than their senior undergraduate year and no later than their second year of graduate studies. Evaluation criteria include merit, character, serious of academic commitment, and relevance of your studies to national security interests and career ambitions.

The application involves covering the following points:

    1. Cover Letter: explaining your need for scholarship, your career goals, your views of U.S. world standing and role U.S. intelligence community should play)
    2. Resume:
    place and date of birth
    extra-curricular activities
    3. A copy of your academic transcript – need not be original or “official”
    4. One recommendation [have person send to us by email to
    5. Recent photograph - can be sent as a high resolution digital image file via email attachment, or printed and mailed. Image should show full face...sitting, standing, or portrait only.
    6. Indicate for WHICH scholarships you wish to be considered. No need to send multiple copies of your materials.
    7. College of University you will be attending in 2012-2013 -- and your intended course of study [your declared 'major' or 'area of concentration'].

All application materials can be sent by email to the AFIO at or by mail to: AFIO Scholarship Committee, 6723 Whittier Ave Ste 200, McLean, VA 22101. Materials must be mailed to the AFIO offices by July 1, 2012. Good luck!


Today’s scholarship is the 2012 American Legion Auxiliary Scholarship Program.   Sponsored by ALA, this scholarship program consists of four different scholarship opportunities for students.  The deadline for all of these scholarships is March, 1, 2012 so you still have some time to get started.

The first scholarship opportunity is the Children of Warriors National Presidents’ Scholarship which is for the children of members of the ALA.  This scholarship program will award scholarships to 15 students each year.  Scholarships are for undergraduate study and are worth between $2,500 and $1,500.  The scholarship application can be found here.

The next scholarship is for non-traditional students.  The aptly named Non-Traditional Student Scholarship awards one scholarship to a member of the American Legion, Auxiliary, or Sons of the American Legion.  The application for this scholarship can be downloaded from the ALA website.

The third scholarship opportunity is the Samsung American Legion Scholarship which awards $300,000 in scholarships to 100 students.  To be eligible, students must be participants in American Legion Boys State or ALA Girls State.  If you have participated in one of these programs check out the application.

The final scholarship program is the Spirit of Youth Scholarship Fund which awards three separate scholarships (two are worth $1,000 and one is worth $2,000).  The application for this is also available online


Google is proud to support the work of the United Negro College Fund and together, we are committed to encouraging the innovators of the future to excel in their studies and become active role models and leaders.

Application deadline:
April 16, 2010

The Google UNCF Scholarship Program provides scholarships and networking retreats for students in computer science. Scholarship recipients will each receive a $10,000 scholarship for the 2010-2011 academic year and be invited to attend the all-expenses-paid Annual Google Scholars’ Retreat at the Googleplex in Mountain View, California, in the Spring of 2011. Scholarships will be awarded based on the strength of candidates’ academic background and demonstrated passion for computer science.

Who can apply?

Applicants must satisfy the following eligibility criteria:

  • Pursuing a Computer Science or Computer Engineering degree, or a degree in a closely related field (such as Software Engineering)
  • Maintaining a cumulative GPA of at least 3.5 on a 4.0 scale in their current program
  • Entering their senior year of undergraduate study or enrolled in a graduate program in the 2010-2011 academic year at a university in the United States

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Provided By: Independent Institute
Deadline: May 03, 2010
Type of Award: Fellowship
Amount: $2500
Awards Available: Unspecified

The Sir John M. Templeton Fellowships Essay Contest is available to undergraduate and graduate students under the age of 35. You must compose an essay between 1,500 and 5,000 words addressing the quote by Frederic Bastiat: "Everyone wants to live at the expense of the state. They forget the state wants to live at the expense of everyone." Assuming Bastiat is correct, what ideas or reforms could be developed that would make people better aware that government wants to live at their expense?

Applicable Majors
American Government and Politics (United States)
American History
Ancient Studies/Civilization
Applied Economics
Asian History
Canadian Government and Politics
Canadian History
Cultural Resource Management and Policy Analysis
Demography and Population Studies
Development Economics and International Development
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics
European History
History and Philosophy of Science and Technology
Intercultural/Multicultural and Diversity Studies
International Economics
International Relations and Affairs
International/Global Studies
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution
Physical Anthropology
Political Science and Government
Public/Applied History and Archival Administration
Social Sciences
Urban Studies/Affairs


Provided By: Foundation for Economic Education
Deadline: November 01, 2009
Type of Award: Essay Contest
Amount: $2000
Awards Available: 1

The Eugene S. Thorpe Award is available to students with an interest in free-market economics. You must compose an original 2000 to 3000 word essay on a provided topic to enter this competition.

Applicable Majors:
Accounting Technician and Bookkeeper
Accounting and Business/Management
Accounting and Finance
Actuarial Science
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science
Agribusiness Operations
Agricultural Business Technology
Agricultural Business and Management
Agricultural Communication/Journalism
Agricultural Economics
Agricultural Production Operations
Agricultural and Extension Education Services
Agricultural/Farm Supplies Retailing and Wholesaling
American Government and Politics (United States)
American History
Apparel and Accessories Marketing
Applied Economics
Area Studies
Asian History
Banking and Financial Support Services
Business Administration and Management
Business Statistics
Business and Personal/Financial Services Marketing
Business/Corporate Communications
Business/Managerial Economics
Business/Office Automation/Technology/Data Entry
Canadian History
Construction Management
Consumer Economics
Consumer Merchandising/Retailing Management
Consumer Services and Advocacy
Credit Management
Customer Service Management
Customer Service Support/Call Center/Teleservice Operation
Demography and Population Studies
Development Economics and International Development
E-Commerce/Electronic Commerce
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
European History
Executive Assistant/Executive Secretary
Family and Consumer Economics
Fashion Merchandising
Fashion Modeling
Financial Planning and Services
Franchising and Franchise Operations
General Office Occupations and Clerical Services
General Studies
History and Philosophy of Science and Technology
Home Furnishings and Equipment Installers
Hospitality Administration and Management
Hospitality and Recreation Marketing Operations
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management
Housing and Human Environments
Human Resources Development
Human Resources Management
Human Sciences Business Services
Human Sciences Communication
Information Resources Management/CIO Training
Intercultural/Multicultural and Diversity Studies
International Business
International Economics
International Finance
International Marketing
International Relations and Affairs
International/Global Studies
Investments and Securities
Knowledge Management
Labor Studies
Labor and Industrial Relations
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Logistics and Materials Management
Management Information Systems
Management Science
Marketing Research
Merchandising and Buying Operations
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies
Non-Profit/Public Management
Office Management and Supervision
Operations Management and Supervision
Organizational Behavior Studies
Parts, Warehousing, and Inventory Management Operations
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution
Physical Anthropology
Political Science and Government
Professional Studies
Public Finance
Public/Applied History and Archival Administration
Purchasing, Procurement and Contracts Management
Real Estate Management
Resort Management
Restaurant/Food Services Management
Retailing and Retail Operations
Sales, Distribution and Marketing Operations
Selling Skills and Sales Operations
Small Business Administration and Management
Social Sciences
Special Products Marketing
Tourism Promotion Operations
Tourism and Travel Services Management
Tourism and Travel Services Marketing
Traffic, Customs, and Transportation Clerk/Technician
Transportation Management
Urban Studies/Affairs
Vehicle and Vehicle Parts and Accessories Marketing