Scholarship Donations

Supporting the Next Generation

The NMIF is dedicated to inspiring new generations of intelligence professionals, recognizing the success of current intelligence professionals, and sustaining the intelligence workforce needed to ensure the overall capability of the military intelligence function to support the national security of the United States of America. 

The Impact of Donating

The NMIF scholarships mean the world to the students. It is an acknowledgement of their hard work and dedication in pursuit of courses of study, internships, and degrees building towards a career in intelligence, national security, and related disciplines. These brilliant students look to their predecessors for guidance, validation, and support. This support contributes to the furtherance of their career, providing them the recognition and encouragement needed to go forth and do great things for our nation. Supporting students in pursuit of undergraduate and graduate programs that lead to careers in the Intelligence Community remains a major priority for NMIF. Your donations help NMIF make this happen. Help us give a scholarship to a well-deserved recipient.


Thank you for your support. Any donation is greatly appreciated and helps make a difference!

 

2020-2021 Donations in Review
With support from our donors, the NMIF awarded a total of eleven scholarships.

 

Our 2020-2021 Scholarship Winners:

 

The NMIF Lieutenant General James A. Williams Scholarship:    

  • An undergraduate student from George Mason University studying Criminology, Law, and Society.

Fecteau Family Scholarships:

  • Madeline Olden, an graduate student at American University, pursuing her M.A. in Global Governance, Politics, and Security.

  • Dakota Jennings, an undergraduate student at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), double majoring in Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness and Psychology (Concentration in Applied Psychology). He also graduated from Reynolds Community College with an Associate of Science (A.S.) in Social Science.

  • Jackson Ford, a Cadet Junior at The Citadel pursuing a degree in Intelligence & Security Studies, with a concentration in Counterterrorism.

Colonel Scott St. Cyr Scholarship:

  • Joseph Tavares is a second-year Master’s student in George Washington University’s Security Policy Studies program where his focus is U.S. Foreign Policy.

SOSi Scholarships:

  • Angélica Cruz, an undergraduatestudent pursuing a degree in National Security with a concentration in Intelligence Analysis at the University of New Haven.

  • Marina Boyle, an undergraduate student at the Ridge School of Intelligence Studies at Mercyhurst University, pursuing double majors in Business & Competitive Intelligence and International Hospitality & Tourism, with a minor in Pre-Law Studies.

NMIF Scholarships:

  • Olivia Shumaker, a Master’s student in Applied Intelligence at Georgetown University.

  • John Ellis, a Master's student at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln studying Political Science, History, and National Security.

  • An undergraduate student from Liberty University studying International Relations, Russian, and Arabic.

  • A graduate student pursuing a Master of International Affairs from Texas A&M's Bush School of Government and Public Service.

2019-2020 Donations in Review
With support from our donors, the NMIF awarded a total of six scholarships.

 

Our 2019-2020 Scholarship Winners:

The NMIF Lieutenant General James A. Williams Scholarship:    

  • Elyse Keener from Liberty University, major in International Relations and Strategic Intelligence with a minor in Apologetics and Cultural Engagement.

 

Fecteau Family Scholarships:

  • Sarah Brown from Patrick Henry College,  a degree in Strategic Intelligence/National Security

  • Kyle Weber from Mercyhurst University, majored in Intelligence Studies with a minor in Arabic and Islamic Studies, and International Relations and Diplomacy

  • Steven Barnhard from American Public University System, Graduate Certificate in Intelligence Studies

  • Katherine Rahmlow from Syracuse University, Executive Master’s in Public Administration Certificate of Advanced Study in Security Studies from Syracuse University, a BA in International Relations from Hamilton College and a MA in Security Studies from Georgetown University

   
Colonel Scott St. Cyr Scholarship:

  • Ethan Richie from Virginia Tech, major in Political Science with minors in History, Leadership, and War and Society.

2018-2019 Donations in Review

With the  support of our donors, NMIF awarded $37,000 in scholarships for the 2018-2019 academic year to nine students. 

Our 2018-2019 Scholarship Winners:

  • Two students pursuing Master’s Degrees in Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies at Middlebury Institute of International Studies

  • Two undergraduate students majoring in Intelligence Studies at Mercyhurst University

  • An undergraduate student at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln majoring in Psychology with minors in Arabic and Security Studies

  • A graduate student at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University seeking a Master’s Degree in Safety and Security Studies

  • An undergraduate student at Liberty University majoring in International Relations

  • A student pursuing a Master’s Degree in Forensics and Psychology at Marymount University

2017-2018 Donations in Review

With support of our donors, the NMIF awarded a total of seven Scholarships and four Honorable Mentions to students.

 

Our 2017-2018 Scholarship Winners:

  • Hannah H.  Mayes, from Mercyhurst University, major in Intelligence Studies with a minor in Arabic & Islamic Studies.

  • James I. Ratcliff, from University of Oklahoma-Norman, dual majors in International Security and Arabic and a minor in Intelligence and National Security Studies.

  • Joseph R.  Gale, from Syracuse University, MA in International Relations, with a specialization in Security Studies. He holds a BA in History from Stonehill College.

  • Mousa Abusaif, from George Mason University, major in Government and International Politics with a minor in Middle East Studies.

  • Taylor A.  Alvarez, from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, major in Security and Intelligence Studies. She also has a BA in Political Science from Armstrong State University.  

  • Mark L. Barnes, from Institute of World Politics, MA in Strategic Intelligence Studies. He has a BA in Political Science from UCLA.

  • Staff Sergeant Matthias F.R. Opitz, USAF (Reserve), from Bellevue University, MS in International Security and Intelligence Studies. He holds a BS from Bellevue with the same major and a minor in Psychology. He has served three tours of duty in Afghanistan.

 

2016-2017 Donations in Review

With support of our donors, the NMIF awarded a total of five Scholarships to students.

Our 2016-2017 Scholarship Winners:

  • Cameron T. McCauley, from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, major in Global Security and Intelligence Studies with a Minor in Mandarin Chinese.

  • Kaley M. Morrison, from Mercyhurst University, dual major in Intelligence Studies and Russian Studies.

  • Master Sergeant Patrick J. Dermady, U.S. Air Force, from Angelo State University, major in Intelligence and Security Studies with a minor in Analysis.

  • Marie S. De Bedout, from University of Alabama at Huntsville, degree in Earth Science Systems with a concentration in Remote Sensing and Geographical Information Systems.

  • Courtney H. Connor, from Middlebury Institute of International Studies, specialized in Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies.

“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