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1906 ■ CHINESE HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

Attn: Scholarship Chair
415 Bernard Street
P.O. Box 862647
Los Angeles, CA 90086-2647
Tel: (323)222-0856
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.chssc.org
To provide financial assistance to students from any state who who attending college in southern California and interested in majoring in Chinese American studies.
Title of Award: CHSSC Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Asian studies; Humanities; Social sciences Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Graduate, Undergraduate Number Awarded: 1 each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $1,000. Duration: 1 year.
Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to undergraduate and graduate students from any state who are attending an accredited college or university in southern California on a full-time basis, have earned at least a 3.0 GPA, and are have an academic interest related to Chinese American studies in the humanities or social sciences. Applicants must submit a 300- to 500-word essay in English on the importance to them of Chinese American studies; a statement of additional factors, such as financial need, family circumstances, employment history, and campus and community activities that may advance their application; transcripts; and an optional letter of recommendation. Finalists are interviewed. Deadline for Receipt: March of each year. Additional Information: This program began in 1992. Information is also available from Susie Ling, E-mail: [email protected]

1907 ■ NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY

Attn: Office of Recruitment and Staffing (Roberts)
9800 Savage Road, Suite 6779
P.O. Box 1661, Suite 6779
Fort Meade, MD 20755-6779
Tel: (410)854-4725; (866)672-4473
Web Site: http://www.nsa.gov/careers/students_4.cfm
To provide financial assistance to college juniors interested in preparing for a career with the National Security Agency (NSA) as an intelligence analyst.
Title of Award: Pat Roberts Intelligence Scholars Program for Intelligence Analysts Area, Field, or Subject: Asian studies; Banking; Finance; Foreign languages; Geography; Information science and technology; International affairs and relations; Library and archival sciences; Near Eastern studies; South Asian studies; Telecommunications systems Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Four Year College Number Awarded: Varies each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $25,000 per year. After graduation, recipients have an employment obligation to NSA equal to 1.5 times the length of educational support provided. Duration: 1 year (the senior year of college).
Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to college juniors whose academic program includes 1 of the following areas of emphasis: 1) regional studies (Middle East or south, east, or central Asia); 2) topical studies (terrorism, proliferation or related sciences, international banking and finance, or telecommunications and information systems networks); or 3) disciplines (intelligence analysis, philosophy, or international relations; familiarity with foreign languages, particularly Arabic, Chinese, Dari, Farsi, Hindi, Korean, Pashto, Urdu, or a central Asian language is desirable; highly qualified applicants studying social network analysis, library science, or geographic information systems may also be considered). Applicants must be enrolled full time with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Along with their application, they must submit a 1-page essay describing how the proposed program of study will improve their ability to analyze information and to think and write critically. U.S. citizenship and eligibility to obtain a high-level security clearance are required Deadline for Receipt: October of each year. Additional Information: After graduation, participants enter NSA's Intelligence Analysis Development Program as a full-time employee.

1908 ■ NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY

Attn: Office of Recruitment and Staffing (Stokes)
9800 Savage Road, Suite 6779
P.O. Box 1661, Suite 6779
Fort Meade, MD 20755-6779
Tel: (410)854-4725; (866)672-4473
Web Site: http://www.nsa.gov/careers/students_4.cfm
To provide minority and other high school seniors and college sophomores with scholarship/loans and work experience at the National Security Agency (NSA).
Title of Award: Stokes Educational Scholarship Program Area, Field, or Subject: Asian studies; Computer and information sciences; Engineering, Computer; Engineering, Electrical; Finance; Foreign languages; International affairs and relations; Mathematics and mathematical sciences; Near Eastern studies; South Asian studies Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies each year. Funds Available: Participants receive college tuition for up to 4 years, reimbursement for books and certain fees, a year-round salary, and a housing allowance and travel reimbursement during summer employment if the distance between the agency and school exceeds 75 miles. Following graduation, participants must work for the agency for 1 and a half times their length of study, usually 5 years. Students who leave agency employment earlier must repay the tuition cost. Duration: Up to 4 years, followed by employment at the agency for 5 years.
Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to graduating high school seniors, particularly minorities, who 1) are planning a college major in electrical or computer engineering, computer science, international affairs, international finance, mathematics, area studies (Middle East or south, east, or central Asia), foreign languages (recent language interests included Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, and Korean); 2) have minimum scores of 1600 on the SAT (1100 on critical reading and mathematics, 500 in writing) or 25 on the ACT; 3) have a GPA of 3.0 or higher; 4) are U.S. citizens; and 5) demonstrate leadership abilities. Also eligible are college sophomores who are U.S. citizens, have a GPA of 3.0 or higher, and are majoring in the eligible fields. Applicants must include a 1-page essay on why they want to have a career with the NSA. Deadline for Receipt: November of each year. Additional Information: Participants must attend classes full time and work at the agency during the summer in jobs tailored to their course of study. They must maintain at least a 3.0 GPA. This program, established in 1986, was formerly known as the National Security Agency Undergraduate Training Program.

1909 ■ U.S. AIR FORCE

Attn: Headquarters AFROTC/RRUE
Enlisted Commissioning Section
551 East Maxwell Boulevard
Maxwell AFB, AL 36112-5917
Tel: (334)953-2091; (866)423-7682
Fax: (334)953-6167
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.afoats.af.mil/AFROTC/EnlistedComm/AECP.asp
To allow selected enlisted Air Force personnel to earn a bachelor's degree in approved majors by providing financial assistance for full-time college study.
Title of Award: Airman Education and Commissioning Program Area, Field, or Subject: African studies; Asian studies; Computer and information sciences; Engineering; Foreign languages; Mathematics and mathematical sciences; Meteorology; Near Eastern studies; Nursing; Physics; Russian studies Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: Approximately 60 each year. Funds Available: While participating in this program, cadets remain on active duty in the Air Force and receive their regular salary and benefits. They also receive payment of tuition and fees up to $15,000 per year and an annual textbook allowance of $600. Duration: 1 to 3 years, until completion of a bachelor's degree.
Eligibility Requirements: Eligible to participate in this program are enlisted members of the Air Force who have been accepted at a university or college (or approved crosstown institution) that is associated with AFROTC and that offers an approved major. The majors currently supported are computer science, all ABET-accredited engineering fields (not engineering technology), foreign area studies (limited to Middle East, Africa, Asia, Russia/Eurasia), foreign languages (limited to Arabic, Armenian, Azeri, Chinese, French, Georgian, Hebrew, Hindi, Indonesian, Kazakh, Pashto, Persian Farsi, Russian, Swahili, and Turkish), mathematics, meteorology, nursing, and physics. Applicants must have completed at least 1 year of time-in-service and 1 year of time-on-station. They must have scores on the Air Force Officer Qualifying Test of at least 15 on the verbal and 10 on the quantitative and be able to pass the Air Force ROTC Physical Fitness Test. Normally they should have completed at least 30 semester hours of college study with a GPA of 2.75 or higher. They must be younger than 31 years of age or otherwise able to be commissioned before they become 35 years of age. Deadline for Receipt: February of each year. Additional Information: While attending college, participants in this program attend ROTC classes at their college or university. Upon completing their degree, they are commissioned to serve in the Air Force in their area of specialization with an active-duty service commitment of at least 4 years. Further information is available from base education service officers or an Air Force ROTC unit. This program does not provide for undergraduate flying training.

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