Youth Programs


Each year the Texas Chapter of the FBINAA offers four (4) scholarship awards of $500, and one (1) award of $1,000 for the  Al Wagner Memorial Scholarship .  This scholarship honors the memory of Al Wagner, a past Texas Chapter President and FBINAA National President. Every attempt is made to award these scholarships to recipients in each of our four regions across the state.  Any high school senior preparing for college, or any currently enrolled undergraduate college student may apply. The application period begins on January 1st of each year. The deadline for all applications is March 31st of each year.

In addition, the Former Agents of the FBI Foundation offers the George A. Zeiss Memorial Scholarship.  This scholarship program is for those planning to attend school in pursuit of an undergraduate degree.  Twenty-four (24) $1,000 scholarships are awarded annually, six (6) scholarships to each of the four (4)National Academy Regions.  Click here for an application.  For more information on this scholarship, the Society of Former Special Agents of the FBI website.

Other youth scholarships are offered through the FBINAA National organization. Please visit for more information.

Youth Leadership Program

The FBI National Academy Associates, Inc. (FBINAA), an organization comprised of law enforcement professionals who are graduates of the FBI National Academy, Quantico, Virginia, is offering to qualified Students (AGES 14-16 at the start of the program) who have demonstrated above average academic standards (3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale), as well as good citizenship, the opportunity to participate in an eight day program of leadership development at the FBI Academy.


This exciting program is offered through the cooperation of the FBI, and individual participants are selected and sponsored by the various state chapters of the FBINAA, who will pay transportation and student sponsorship fees. Further, the counselors and instructional staff for the program consist of National Academy graduates who are members of the FBINAA and select FBI Special Agent personnel. Guest lecturers in various professional disciplines also address the students.


Although the program is not limited to young persons interested in a future career in law enforcement, interested candidates should possess a desire to gain knowledge of the American system of criminal justice, as well as ethics, leadership skills and personal development.


This year’s session of the Youth Leadership Program begins June 24, 2021 with arrival at Reagan National Airport in Washington, D.C., and will conclude on July 2, 2021 with departure from Reagan National Airport in Washington, D.C.


The program is open to males and females.  Qualified candidates are encouraged to complete the application, including the necessary signatures, and to mail the forms to the listed below address by the due date.  The Chapter must make selection and submission of all required material to the FBINAA Executive Office by the required date. With the application and transcripts, students must submit a typed essay entitled “What is Leadership?” and undergo an oral interview conducted by a screening committee.  A medical clearance will be required if selected to attend. Dates the application process begins and for required submissions will be announced when they become available.


For application and the essay form or questions, please contact:

Commander Steve Asher

Collin County Sheriff's Office

McKinney, TX  75071

Office - (972)547-5105

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