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BGS IC CAE Awards $56,000 in Student Grants and Scholarships

Grants and Scholarships

Earlier this semester, the BGS IC CAE awarded students from affiliated institutions $56,000 in grants and scholarships to help fund educational and professional development activities.  The awards directly support the overall mission of the BGS IC CAE, which is to prepare students to become the next generation of intelligence and security professionals.  “The focus of the BGS IC CAE is students and the provision of grants and scholarships to students is one of the best aspects of the program that directly supports student success,” stated Dr. Brian Simpkins, BGS IC CAE Associate Director at EKU.  In order to be eligible to receive grants and scholarships, students must apply to be IC CAE Scholars and maintain certain academic and program engagement requirements.  Only after a competitive application process are students awarded grants and scholarships.   

This year’s recipients will utilize the funding for study abroad experiences in Prague, Israel, and Canada, foreign language training, immersive training at the Advanced Technical Intelligence Center (ATIC), and presentations at multiple national and international conferences including the 2017 International Association for Intelligence Education (IAFIE) Conference.  Since 2015, the BGS IC CAE has awarded over $150,000 in grants and scholarships to prepare students for careers in the intelligence and security fields.  Through the awards, BGS IC CAE students have participated in numerous national and international conferences, studied at select institutions (e.g., Middlebury Language Schools), and completed foreign language education and cultural immersion in countries such as Russia, Costa Rica, Oman, Turkey, China, Japan, and India. 

Published on April 24, 2017

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