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 through awards for professional achievement, an essay contest, and the Rear Admiral Sumner Shapiro scholarship program. We are now proud to announce the NIP Rear Admiral Sumner Shapiro Scholarship Program for the academic year 2016-2017. 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. There is also one scholarship for active duty enlisted personnel (Intelligence Specialists).
The NIP is pleased to announce once again an increase for this year of $1000 in the amount of all scholarships in the Rear Admiral Sumner Shapiro Scholarship Program; each scholarship will now be $5000 apiece, effective with the 2016-17 academic year awards.
There are six individual $5000 scholarships for the 2016-2017 academic year:
Vice Admiral Donald D. Engen Scholarship
Captain Richard W. Bates Scholarship
Captain George J. O’Donnell, Jr., Scholarship
Commander Dan F. Shanower Scholarship
Captain (Select) Kurt William Juengling Scholarship
Captain Anthony D. Sesow Scholarship
The Sesow Scholarship 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.
The remaining five scholarships will be awarded to dependent children as outlined above; one application is all that is required to apply and be selected for any of these five scholarships.
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 NIP charter. Scholarships will be awarded to the best qualified applicants in the dependent and active duty categories, respectively.
All scholarship applications, all supporting transcripts, SAT or ACT scores and command endorsement (for active duty applicants only) must be received by the NIP Scholarship Committee by 15 April 2016. Applications received after that date will not be considered.
This year, for the first time, applications can be completed and submitted online.
Supporting official transcripts must be sent from the appropriate educational institution to:
Naval Intelligence Professionals
Attn: Chairman, Scholarship Committee
P.O. Box 11579
Burke, Virginia 22009-1579
If a candidate is unable to access the on-line application form, the entire application plus supporting documentation may also be mailed to the above address.
If you are mailing a hard-copy scholarship application, use the directions below as a guideline for your submission; if you are using the on-line application, submit the information as requested in the online form. Do not mail a hard copy application if you have submitted one on-line.
NIP Scholarship Application: The following information is required for purposes of the selection and for press releases for the scholarship recipients:
For Enlisted Applicants only:
In addition to the information above, please provide the following:
Please direct questions or any problems with the online application to firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a voicemail message at (703) 250-6765.
Applicants are responsible for the completeness and timeliness of the application package.