IALEIA strives for professionalism in the intelligence analysis career field through promoting and supporting career development and continuing education. In support of this mission the following scholarship opportunities are offered to assist with future endeavors.

IALEIA 2023 Education Scholarship

In 2023, one $1,500 (USD) scholarship will be awarded to a deserving student. The application process will take place in the winter of 2023. The scholarship will be announced on the IALEIA website and publications. Only the scholarship award winner will be contacted. The deadline for applying is February 24, 2023.
Congratulations to our 2021 winner:
Bawa Owlama Happiness, Nasarawa State Univerity, Nigeria
You can read Bawa's winning essay in an upcoming Intelscope.
The scholarship application is available here: IALEIA 2023 Education Scholarship 
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Eligibility Criteria

Any active IALEIA member, or immediate family member of an active IALEIA member, who is enrolled in an accredited post-secondary institution, is eligible to apply for the scholarship. Eligibility is based on full-time or part-time enrollment in an accredited college/university, and can be on campus or via distance-learning. The applicant must be a student in the disciplines of intelligence, analysis, statistics, criminal justice or other related undergraduate or graduate program. Other areas of study may be considered in the event that no viable applications are received from the specified disciplines.

  • IALEIA board members and their immediate family members are not eligible for the scholarship.
  • Members of the Scholarship Committee and/or reviewers of essays may not be related in any way to any applicant under consideration for the scholarship award.
  • The scholarship amount will be paid directly to the institution the individual is attending.

Eligible academic institutions:

  • Accredited by an official accreditation body for the applicable location/country.

  • Accredited by the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC), if the academic institution and/or degree program is online.

  • A combination of the above.


  • Essay is to have a 1500 word minimum and 2000 word maximum.
  • Essays must be submitted in WORD PERFECT, MS WORD, TXT or PDF format to
  • No special characters or symbols may be used in essays.
  • No graphics, tables, charts, or other filler material allowed.
  • Essays must be submitted in English.
  • A letter of acceptance for the current 2022/2023 school year at an accredited post-secondary institution and/or a letter from a faculty advisor on institution letterhead indicating the applicant is enrolled as a student in the academic year must accompany the essay as a separate attachment.
  • Incomplete submissions will not be considered.

IALEIA 2021 Training Conference Scholarships

The IALEIA Scholarship Committee is awarding two conference registration scholarships (value of $550.00 USD each) to attend the 2023 IALEIA/LEIU Training Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. The deadline for applying is February 24, 2023 
Congratulations to our 2021 winners:
Samantha Rezansoff, St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department
David Jimenez, West Texas HIDTA
The scholarship application information is available here: IALEIA 2023 Training Scholarship Information