NMIF Merit Scholarships

NMIF Merit Scholarship Application 2021-2022: NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS


The National Military Intelligence Foundation (NMIF) is currently accepting applications for the annual NMIF Merit Scholarships to support students pursuing courses of study and formal degrees in intelligence studies and related disciplines.


What: NMIF Merit Scholarship, application available for download below.

Who: Eligible full-time undergraduate Juniors, Seniors, and Graduate students studying degrees in intelligence studies and related disciplines.

When: Application is open and electronic application packages are due NLT 15 June 2021.

Due to continued impact on the colleges and universities from COVID-19, NMIF has extended the scholarship application period to 15 June 2021

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