IC Scholars Application

The Center of Academic Excellence (CAE) Scholars Program prepares students for careers in intelligence. Its curriculum develops the skills relevant to intelligence community careers, while also allowing students to pursue the major of their choice. The program is designed to increase the pool of eligible applicants for positions within the intelligence community with an emphasis on students with diverse cultural backgrounds, language proficiency, geographical expertise and related competencies. The CAE Scholars Program is open to students in all majors who have a minimum GPA of 3.0, who are in good academic standing, and who are U.S. citizens. Criteria for Selection – Selection will be based on
  • Indicated interest in pursuing a career in intelligence
  • Relevance of experience to the Intelligence Community
  • Academic achievement
  • Recommendations from professors
  • Responses to the essay questions
  • Personal interviews at the option of the selection committee

Biographical Information

First Name
Last Name
Citizenship US citizen
Dual Citizen with the U.S. and another country
Permanent Resident
Citizen of another Country

Student ID Number
Gender (optional) Male
Ethnic background (optional) Hispanic or Latino
Not Hispanic or Latino
Racial background (optional) American Indian or Alaska Native
Black or African American
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander

The ethnic and racial data collection instruments shown here have been formulated to comply with federal guidelines set forth through the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System as designated by the United States Department of Education. Explanation of categorizations

Contact information

Email Address
Cell (or other) Phone Number
Mailing Address Line 1
Mailing Address Line 2
Zip Code

Current Studies

Current Institution
Current Major
Current Standing
GPA out of 4.0
When do you expect to complete your current degree?

Statement of Purpose (limit 400 words)

Please describe any international experiences you have had, such as travel, working overseas, internships or military experience.
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Please describe your proficiency or familiarity with languages other than English.
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How would the GP NSEC IC Scholar Program help you meet your educational and professional goals?
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Please describe your previous experiences and personal strengths that would benefit the Intelligence Community.
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Upload a 1 – 2 page resume: (25 MB size limit)

Letters of Recommendation

Please provide the names and e-mail addresses of 2 people who can provide a letter of recommendation on your behalf. At least one letter must be from a faculty member at your current institution.
Name institution/organization E-mail Address
example Dr. Jane Smith University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Under the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, you have the right to view these recommendations in your file at Nebraska. Do you choose to waive that right?

Yes, I waive my right of access to these recommendations.
No, I retain my right of access to these recommendations.
Note that some faculty prefer to write recommendations (even very positive ones) only for students who waive this right of access.