Applications will be taken into consideration for all available AFCEA STEM majors scholarships, and there is only one application form for all of the STEM major scholarships. 

The STEM Majors Scholarships include:

  • STEM Majors Scholarship (Spring 2024)
  • STEM Major Scholarship ($2,500) 
  • Undergraduate Diversity Scholarship ($3,000) 
  • Cyber Security Scholarship ($5,000) 
  • Student Member Scholarship ($2,500)

Eligibility For STEM Majors Scholarships

  • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. 
  • When applying, undergraduate candidates must be enrolled full-time as sophomores or juniors in a four-year college or university and at least two years into their studies. 
  • Currently, maintain an overall GPA of 3.0 or above.
  • Students must major in a STEM-related area of study in support of the mission of AFCEA.  
  • Qualifying STEM majors related to the mission of AFCEA include: Astronomy, biometry/biometrics, computer engineering, computer forensics science, computer programming, computer science, computer systems, cybersecurity, electrical engineering, electronics engineering, geospatial science, industrial engineering, information science, information technology, information resource management, intelligence, mathematics, mechanical engineering, network engineering, network security, operations research, physics, robotics engineering, robotics technology, statistics, strategic intelligence and telecommunications engineering.

The subsequent student groups are not qualified for STEM major scholarships: 

  • Community college students who intend to transfer to a four-year institution.
  • Students attending a two-year college.
  • Freshman or seniors in a four-year university.
  • High school seniors.

Application Process For The Scholarships

Please fill out the “Name this Entry” form at the top of the application with your complete name. 

Submissions for STEM Majors Scholarships must include the following: 

  • Completed Application: There are multiple short-answer questions along with some basic information. 
  • The official transcript includes grades from the Fall 2023 semester along with completed courses and grades. 
  • Electronic submission of your transcript is not possible; please send official document to the AFCEA address listed below to arrive by the deadline date.  
  • Two recommendation letters from professors in the student’s faculty.
  • Have your references submit their letters of recommendation in pdf form via email to [email protected].  
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The address is:

AFCEA Educational Foundation 

4114 Legato Road, Suite 1000

Fairfax, VA 22033.

  • Completed applications, including all supporting documentation, must be submitted by the deadline of May 1, 2024.
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