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FBI Columbia accepting applications for Teen Academy

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Published: Mar. 4, 2022 at 2:36 PM EST
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COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - The FBI’s Columbia field office is now accepting applications for its annual Teen Academy.

The course will take place at the FBI’s Columbia headquarters (151 Westpark Boulevard, Columbia, SC 29210) on July 20 and 21 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., according to officials.

The program is for students aged 15-18.

An official release said:

Students will receive presentations on topics including terrorism, cyber crime, public corruption, polygraph exams, evidence response, SWAT, and other day-to-day FBI field office operations.

Those interested must have parental approval before applying and fit the following qualifications:

  • Must be a United States citizen
  • Must reside in South Carolina
  • Must be between the ages of 15 and 18
  • Must be enrolled in an accredited high school or home-school environment, recognized by your school district
  • Must have a grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 or higher.

Students will also be required to type a 500-word essay on why they would like to attend and how they would apply the things they learn to their futures.

Essays and applications are due by 5 p.m. on April 22. The application can be found here.

Completed applications and essays may be emailed to Columbia_Outreach@FBI.gov. They may also be mailed to:

  • FBI Columbia
  • C/O Community Outreach
  • 151 Westpark Blvd.
  • Columbia, SC. 29210

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