RADM Sumner Shapiro Scholarship Program for Academic Year 2015-2016

The Naval Intelligence Professionals (NIP) is a tax-exempt educational and charitable foundation. Through the NIP Foundation, NIP recognizes excellence in naval and maritime-associated intelligence with awards for professional achievements, an essay contest in partnership with AFCEA, and through the Rear Admiral Sumner Shapiro scholarship program. Eligible scholarship candidates are dependent children (under 24 years of age) of regular and reserve Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard officer and enlisted intelligence personnel, both active duty and retired.

The Naval Intelligence Professionals (NIP) is pleased to announce an increase in the amount of all scholarships in the criteria for the Rear Admiral Sumner Shapiro Scholarship Program. The amount of the scholarships will now be $4000 apiece, effective with the 2015-2016 academic year awards.

NIP is proud to offer these six individual $4000 scholarships for the 2015-2016 academic year:

The Sesow Scholarship of $4000 will be awarded to active duty enlisted personnel (Intelligence Specialists). Applicants must be enrolled full-time (12 or more credit hours) or part-time in an accredited Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree program. This scholarship may be shared between two successful candidates.

Selection of all scholarship awardees will be based on academic achievement (Grade Point Average), SAT or ACT scores, extra-curricular activities (including community service), and career objectives. These criteria indicate past and potential academic performance and career goals consistent with the NIF charter. Scholarships will be awarded to the best qualified applicants in the dependent and active duty categories, respectively. One application is all that is required for selection of one of the above scholarships.

Applications for these scholarships, all supporting transcripts, SAT or ACT scores and command endorsement (for active duty applicants only) must be submitted to reach the NIP Scholarship Committee by 15 April 2015. Mail applications to:

Naval Intelligence Professionals
Attn: Chairman, Scholarship Committee
P.O. Box 11579
Burke, Virginia 22009-1579

NIP Scholarship Application: All applicants are required to provide the following information for purposes of the selection and for press releases for the scholarship recipients.

Applicants are responsible for the completeness and timeliness of the application package.