NMIF Merit Scholarships

NMIF Merit Scholarship Application 2021-2022: CURRENTLY UNDER EVALUATION


The National Military Intelligence Foundation (NMIF) is no longer accepting applications for 2021-2022 NMIF Merit Scholarships. Application evaluations are underway.

Please check back soon on our Recent Scholarship Winners page for the awardees chosen for the 2021-2022 NMIF Merit Scholarships. We anticipate notifying all applicants of the results the first week of September.

About the Scholarships

NMIF Scholarships are extremely competitive and only presented to the most outstanding rising intelligence professionals.

NMIF was able to provide $37,000 in 2018 and $25,000 in 2020, to individuals enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs aligned with intelligence and national security programs. Students in over 45 universities are invited to apply for NMIF scholarships. These scholarships are typically awarded in increments of $1,000 to $5,000.

The awards for this year’s scholarship will be dependent on the donations received throughout the year.  In addition to providing a grant to academic institutions to be applied to the winning applicants’ tuition, each award will be accompanied by an invitation to attend the NMIF Awards Banquet to be held each spring.


Students are awarded at our National Intelligence Awards Banquet, a formal affair that allows attendees to interact with Intelligence Community (IC) seniors and officials, award and scholarship winners, and others supporting the IC as we celebrate the success of past, present, and future generations of intelligence professionals.

Donations can be made to the scholarship program, to support the Awards Banquet, or to NMIF, in general, to support all of its programs.

“My NMIF Merit Scholarship meant the world to me because it really helped me grow in my career and in my personal life. I hope to one day be as established, admirable, and generous as those that contributed to my scholarship.” 

What your support means to students

—  Scholarship winner 2019