Dec 06, 2021

Stokes Educational Scholarship Program - Language

  • National Security Agency
  • Fort Meade, MD, USA

Job Description

Stokes Educational Scholarship Program-LANGUAGE The National Security Agency (NSA) is currently accepting applications from across the country for the Stokes Educational Scholarship Program-Language. This tuition assistance program is looking for high school seniors, particularly minorities, who are interested in pursuing degrees in Computer Science, Computer or Electrical Engineering. Selected participants in the Stokes Program receive an annual salary and receive up to $30,000 for tuition and mandatory educational fees per academic year. A position in the Stokes Educational Scholarship Program-Language means you will attend classes full-time at the college of your choice in the U.S., and then work during the summer at NSA for a minimum of 12 weeks in areas that are related to your course of study (Chinese or Russian language). If you are selected as a program participant, you are required to work in a foreign language program majoring in Russian or Chinese at NSA after college graduation for at least one-and-a-half times your length of study. If you should leave NSA employment earlier, we'll make arrangements for you to pay back the government for your tuition and mandatory educational fees. Also, students accepted into the program must maintain at least a 2.75 GPA on a 4.0 scale each semester/quarter in the freshman year and a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale each semester/quarter after the freshman year.

The National Security Agency (NSA) is currently accepting applications from across the country for the Stokes Educational Scholarship Program-Language. This tuition assistance program is looking for high school seniors, minorities, who are planning to pursue Studies in Chinese or Russian language as a part of their college degree program. Selected participants in the Stokes Program receive an annual salary and receive up to $30,000 for tuition and mandatory educational fees per academic year. A position in the Stokes Educational Scholarship Program-Language means you will attend classes full-time at the college of your choice in the U.S., and then work during the summer at NSA for a minimum of 12 weeks in areas that are related to your course of study (Chinese or Russian language).

While the eligibility requirements for our Stokes Program-Language are subject to change from year to year, below you will find our basic prerequisites. High School Seniors (planning to study Chinese or Russian Language in college): - U.S. Citizenship - Preferred GPA of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale - Demonstrated aptitude in learning foreign language(s) High school Transcripts must show a minimum of 3 years of coursework in a world language. - If available, students may also submit evidence of achieving Seal of Biliteracy as set by the American Council for the Teaching of Foreign Language (ACTFL) or results from ACTFL, National Examination for World Language (NEWL), or other relevant language examinations.*** ***Due to COVID: SAT/ACT test scores& AP/IB exam scores are optional.

Salary: $22,194 annually, plus locality. (GG 2 Step 1)

Program applications will be accepted October 26th thru November 30th . Please read and follow all application instructions to ensure that your application packet is complete. ** PLEASE NOTE: This is a two part application, you must apply to this job posting AND email required documents. Incomplete applications will not be considered. The deadline for online applications is Tuesday, November 30,2021 all information submitted by email must be sent by Tuesday, November 30, 2021 to be eligible for consideration. This year we are accepting applications from high school seniors planning to pursue studies in Chinese or Russian language as part of their college degree program. To apply for the Stokes Educational Scholarship Program-Language, applicants must first: Click the 'Apply' button located at the top right of this posting. After completing the application for the first time, or reviewing previously entered information, and clicking the 'Submit' button, you will receive a confirmation email. Please ensure your spam filters are configured to accept emails from noreply@intelligencecareers.gov. You must use our resume builder and include the following information under the respective section (you cannot upload a resume): Under Applicant personal information: - Name - Street Address - City, State & Zip Code - E-mail Address - Phone Number - Date of Birth Under Resume Objective: - Planned Language of Study (Chinese or Russian) - Preferred College Major (Acceptable majors include: Chinese, Russian, Linguistics, Regional/Area Studies, International Relations, Finance/Economics, Journalism, Political Science, History, Data Science, Topical Studies (counter-proliferation, counterterrorism, international crime, etc.) -Highest SAT score for Math, Verbal and Writing (if taken) - AP or 3rd level or higher World Language coursework ***Due to COVID: SAT/ACT test scores& AP/IB exam scores are optional. High school Transcripts must show a minimum of 3 years of coursework in a world language. If available, students may also submit evidence of achieving Seal of Illiteracy as set by the American Council for the Teaching of Foreign Language (ACTFL) or results from ACTFL, National Examination for World Language (NEWL), or other relevant language examinations.*** - ACT scores (if taken) - College Board score (applicable in Puerto Rico) - Class size & rank (if applicable) Under Work Experience: - Past and current employment - Volunteer work - Extracurricular activities - School activities Under Education: - High school name, un-weighted GPA, expected graduation date Under Other Professional Details: - AP and/or IB courses taken/taking - Any college courses taken/taking - Leadership positions held - Other technical skills Once your application has been submitted online, please submit the following via email to Stokes@uwe.nsa.gov (if possible, we encourage you to send all of these items in one packet): 1. Resume 2. Two Letters of Recommendation: ' Language: Teacher that can attest to proficiency 3. Official Transcript from High School and College if college courses show language coursework 4. Verification of AP/IB test scores and/or Seal of Bi-literacy (If granted) 5. One-page essay entitled, "I want a career using my world language skills because..." 6. OPTIONAL three (3) pages of supplemental information. This information can be anything that would enhance your application, such as an original essay, another letter of recommendation, etc... All positions in the National Security Agency are in the excepted service. U.S. Citizenship is required for all applicants. A security clearance must be granted prior to employment and you will be required to undergo extensive pre-employment processing. This includes: aptitude testing; an interview with a psychologist and a security interview conducted with the aid of a polygraph; and a personnel interview. The final stage of processing will be successful completion of a background investigation. Reasonable accommodations provided to applicants with disabilities during the application and hiring process where appropriate. NSA is an equal opportunity employer and abides by applicable employment laws and regulations. All applicants and employees are subject to random drug testing in accordance with Executive Order 12564. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a security background investigation and polygraph. The NSA is committed to cultural diversity in its workplace. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. This position is a Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS) position in the Excepted Service under 10 U.S.C. 1601. DoD Components with DCIPS positions apply Veterans' Preference to eligible candidates as defined by Section 2108 of Title 5 USC, in accordance with the procedures provided in DoD Instruction 1400.25, Volume 2005, DCIPS Employment and Placement. If you are a veteran claiming veterans' preference, as defined by Section 2108 of Title 5 U.S.C., you may be asked to submit documents verifying your eligibility. '