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
Recommendations from professors
Responses to the essay questions
Personal interviews at the option of the selection committee
Dual Citizen with the U.S. and another country
Citizen of another Country
Student ID Number
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
Cell (or other) Phone Number
Mailing Address Line 1
Mailing Address Line 2
University of Nebraska - Lincoln
University of Nebraska - Omaha
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.
Please describe your proficiency or familiarity with languages other than English.
How would the GP NSEC IC Scholar Program help you meet your educational and professional goals?
Please describe your previous experiences and personal strengths that would benefit the Intelligence Community.
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.
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.
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