Gene Coyle Legacy Scholarship
One or more recipients will receive a $1000 award that is to be applied to their cost of attendance for the 2019-2020 academic year.
This scholarship is not renewable.
To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:
- Be a current student in the College of Arts and Sciences
- Be pursuing a degree in the Departments of International Studies, Central Eurasian Studies, Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures, or History or has demonstrated extracurricular or research interest in intelligence operations, espionage, and national security through an internship experience or thesis/dissertation work.
- Have a current minimum College of Arts and Sciences GPA of 3.500
- Maintain full-time enrollment in the College of Arts and Sciences or in an IU-administered or IU-co-sponsored overseas study program during the current academic year
Application process and materials
To be considered for this scholarship, you must submit the following application materials by the deadline:
- Application form
- Resume (maximum two pages)
- Two letters of recommendation from College of Arts and Sciences faculty members, including at least one faculty member in your area of concentration
- Personal statement of 400 to 500 words (see the scholarship information document when you download the application materials)
Materials should be submitted electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Application materials are due by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, February 22, 2019.
About the donors
Gene Coyle attended Indiana University and received a BA in History and Political Science in 1973 and an MA in Eastern European History in 1974. Gene, who speaks Russian, Greek, Portuguese, and German, spent 14 of his 30 years with the Central Intelligence Agency working undercover in various countries, including Russia, Kyrgyzstan, Brazil, Portugal, and Greece. He has been teaching at IU since 2004, for the first two years under a CIA academic outreach program and more recently as a Processor of Practice in the O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs. In honor of Gene’s retirement from higher education during the spring of 2017, former students wishing to honor the legacy he has created at Indiana University by creating a scholarship in his name known as the Gene Coyle Legacy Scholarship.
- Kelly Compton, director of scholarships, 812-856-4414, email@example.com