Stokes Educational Scholarship Program


Scholarship Value: $30,000
Awards Available: 10

The Stokes Educational Scholarship Program is a tremendous opportunity to gain valuable experience in your field while attending college and earning a degree. The Stokes Program is open to high school seniors, particularly minority students, planning to major in computer science, computer/electrical engineering, or Chinese or Russian languages.

With the Stokes Program, you will attend college full-time, then work during the summer at NSA's HQ in Fort Meade, Maryland for a minimum of 12 weeks in areas related to your course of study. You will acquire real world experience and receive a salary year-round. Best yet, after you graduate college, you won't have to go through the job search hassle - a position will be waiting for you in your area of study in the exciting world of NSA.*

Computer Science

NSA computer scientists work in areas such as applications programming, computer security and graphics, and the design and implementation of software involving database management systems, real-time systems, networking and distributed processing systems.

Computer/Electrical Engineering

The challenges and experiences in these areas range from pure and applied research, design, development and testing to project management and systems analysis. You will be involved in projects that focus on communication systems, computer security and networking, microprocessor applications, software engineering and optics.

Foreign Language

NSA is accepting applications from students who are proficient in Chinese or Russian.

*By participating in the Stokes Educational Scholarship Program, you are agreeing to work for NSA for at least 1.5 times the length of study upon graduation.

Benefits

A) Tuition and mandatory fees up to $30,000 per year

B) Year-round salary while attending college

C) Housing and travel entitlements during summer employment (if the distance between NSA and the school exceeds 75 miles)

D) Paid time off / health & life insurance / federal retirement plan

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