The Association of Former Intelligence Officers (AFIO) was incorporated in 1975 as a 501(c)3 non-profit, non-political, educational association for current and former intelligence professionals and supporters of the US intelligence community. 

Evaluation criteria include merit, character, serious of academic commitment, and relevance of your studies to national security interests and career ambitions.  All applicants must be U.S. citizens. Dollar amounts of awards vary.

Applications generally open in the winter and are due June 1st.