Stokes Educational Scholarship Program


National Security Agency


November 15th


Amount: Up to $30,000 per year for tuition/mandatory fees plus employmen
Award Number: Varies
GPA Required: 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale (must maintain this in college as well)


Computer Science or computer/electrical engineering


ATTN: MB3, Stokes Program
9800 Savage Rd, Suite 6779
Ft. George G. Meade , MD 20755 6779


Name: n/a
Phone: 1-866-NSA-HIRE or (410) 854-4725


The Stokes Educational Scholarship Program (formerly known as the Undergraduate Training Program) was proposed and introduced into legislation in 1986. Its purpose is to facilitate the recruitment of individuals, particularly minority high school students, who have demonstrated skills critical to NSA.

As an NSA employee with the Stokes Program, you will attend college full-time, receive up to $30,000 per year for tuition and mandatory fees; and work during the summers at NSA for 12 weeks in areas that are related to your course of study. You'll acquire real-world experience and receive a year-round salary. Please note: must maintain a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale after your freshman year, if selected as a program participant, you are required to work in your area of study for NSA after your college graduation for at least one-and-one-half times the length of study.


  • Must be a U.S. citizen
  • Must be eligible to be granted a security clearance
  • A high school senior at the time of application
  • A minimum SAT/College Board score of 1600 (1100 Critical Reading and Math, 500 in Writing) or ACT of 25
  • A GPA of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale is preferred
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities


  • Tuition and mandatory fees of up to $30,000 per year at the college of your choice
  • Housing and travel entitlements available during summer employment (if the distance between NSA and the school exceeds 75 miles)
  • Year-round salary
  • Guaranteed continued employment with NSA after graduation
  • Receive annual and sick leave and paid federal holidays
  • Health and life insurance
  • Participation in federal retirement plans