Announcing the Naval Intelligence Professionals Rear Admiral Sumner Shapiro Scholarship Program for Aademic Year 2012-2013

The Naval Intelligence Professionals (NIP) is a tax-exempt educational and charitable foundation. Through the NIP Foundation Committee, NIP recognizes excellence in naval and maritime-associated intelligence with its awards and scholarship programs, to include the Rear Admiral Sumner Shapiro scholarship awards. The 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.

This year NIP is extremely pleased to announce the endowment of two new scholarships in the Rear Admiral Sumner Shapiro Scholarship Program, honoring the lives and careers of Captain (Select) Kurt Juengling and Captain George J. O’Donnell, Jr. It is with great pleasure that NIP also announces that each of the six scholarship awards has been increased this year from $2000 to $3000.

The six scholarships for the 2012-2013 academic year are as follows:

Vice Admiral Donald D. Engen Scholarship
Captain Richard W. Bates Scholarship
Captain George J. O’Donnell, Jr., Scholarship
Commander Dan F. Shanower Scholarship
The Engen, Bates, O’Donnell, and Shanower Scholarships of $3000 each will all be awarded to dependent children (under 24 years of age) of regular and reserve Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard officer and enlisted intelligence personnel.

Captain (Select) Kurt William Juengling Scholarship
Dependent children (under 24 years of age) of reserve Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard officer and enlisted intelligence personnel will receive preferential consideration for the award of the Juengling Scholarship of $3000.

Captain Anthony D. Sesow Scholarship
The Sesow Scholarship of $3000 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.

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 2012. 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.

  • Name(Last, First, Middle Initial)
  • Address (Street, City, State, Zip Code)
  • Phone Number
  • Email Address
  • Active Duty Sponsor (for dependent applicants only) (Rank/Rate, First Name, Middle Initial, Last Name)
  • Spouse of Active Duty Sponsor (if applicable) (First/MI/Last)
  • Command affiliation of the Sponsor
  • Current Command Address of the Sponsor
  • School Currently or Last Attended
  • Academic ScoreGPA/System (e.g., 3.9 on 4.0 basis)
  • SAT/ACT Score
  • Academic Awards, Sports Awards, Extra-Curricular Activities, Honors
  • Work Experience and current employment, if applicable.
  • College(s) Applied to (name, city, state)
  • College you will attend or are already attending, as appropriate
  • College Degree desired (or selected, as appropriate), including intended Major (and Minor if applicable)
  • Career Goals and Objectives
    • This should be a short and succinct essay to give insight into your career decision thought processes, how you see yourself fulfilling these goals, why this career path is important to you.
    • Additionally, and if applicable, include answers to questions like:
      • Why your career goals and objectives will assist you in a career with naval or national intelligence organizations or a career that employs intelligence disciplines?
      • Why do you believe your major or career path is important to the Naval Intelligence Community?
      • What difference do you believe a Naval Intelligence Professional Scholarship will make in your educational advancement and development of your professional career?
    • There is no minimum or maximum length requirement for this essay.
  • Media (names and address (including e-mail) of any newspapers where you would like NIF to send a press release in the event of scholarship award)
  • Photograph for press release purposes (optional): preferably 4×6 or 5×7 color photo, such as a high school yearbook picture, Boot Camp graduation photo, or any formal portrait photo.
  • For Enlisted Applicants only: in addition to the information above, please provide the following
    • Command Endorsement for Active Duty Enlisted Applicants (i.e., a brief statement signed by the LCPO, Department Head, XO or CO, citing a compelling reason for the scholarship award)
    • A brief description of current duties and any community volunteer work at your current duty station.
    • For press releases purposes for the scholarship award recipients, enlisted applicants should include names and hometown of parents; high school attended and any honors received for academics or sports in high school; the date of enlistment; Boot Camp and any service schools attended, including dates of graduation from each; duty stations in chronological order; and any personal awards received, e.g., IS “A” School Honors graduate, NAM, NCM, etc.)

All applicants are responsible for the completeness and timeliness of the application package. We cannot ensure consideration of applications which are incomplete or late.

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