Eligibility: Applicants must be high school seniors or college freshmen or sophomores. High school students must have an SAT score of 1500 or higher or an ACT score of 21 or higher, while all applicants must have a GPA of at least 3.0. Applicants must demonstrate financial need, defined as a household income of less than $70,000 for a family of four or $80,000 for a family of five or more. They must meet all criteria for regular CIA employees, including security checks and medical examinations. Applicants must commit to a work experience each summer during college and agree to CIA employment for 1.5 times the length of their CIA-sponsored scholarship.
How to apply: Applications are available online. A resume, SAT/ACT scores, family income information, copy of FAFSA or Student Aid Report, transcript and two letters of recommendation are required.