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War Veterans Scholarship

Scholarships to USA Military Personnel and Veterans
Pursuing an Undergraduate Degree in a STEM Discipline

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) Educational Foundation

Deadline Date:

11/15/19 Receipt

Description:

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Scholarships of $2,500 to USA active military personnel and Overseas Contingency Operations military veterans enrolled in an undergraduate degree program for coursework in a qualifying STEM discipline. These merit-based awards are made to second and-third-year students attending a four-year college or university.

Merit-based scholarships will be awarded to: 

  • Persons on active duty in the uniformed military services
  • Honorably discharged U.S. military veterans (including Reservists and National Guard personnel) who deployed abroad in support of one of the Overseas Contingency Operations (Operation Enduring Freedom; Operation Iraqi Freedom; Operation New Dawn; Operation Inherent Resolve; Operation Freedom's Sentinel).

Candidates must be majoring in the following C4I-related fields related to the mission of AFCEA: Biometry/Biometrics, Computer Engineering, Computer Forensics Science, Computer Programming, Computer Science, Computer Systems, Cybersecurity, Electrical Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Geospatial Science, Information Science, Information Technology, Information Resource Management, Intelligence, Mathematics, Network Engineering, Network Security, Operations, Research, Physics, Robotics Engineering, Robotics Technology, Statistics, Strategic Intelligence, and Telecommunications Engineering.

Scholarship awards are subject to availability of funding and are restricted to tuition, course-related expenses, such as fees, books, supplies and equipment that are required for the courses at the university.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 176132

Estimated Size of Grant:

$2,500

Term of Contract:

This information is in effect for the 2019-2020 school year.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants must be:

- U.S. citizen currently enrolled and attending a four-year accredited college or university in the United States as a sophomores or juniors at the time of application. Freshman and senior level students are ineligible to apply. You cannot apply the year you are graduating.
- Enrolled part time or full time in an eligible undergraduate degree program.
- An overall 3.0 GPA is required.
- Served in Overseas Contigency Operations (from 2003 to present) - provide DD214 or Certificate of Service. Paperwork must verify deployment. Remove SSN.

War Veteran Teacher Certification Program: Students actively pursuing a credential/licensure for the purpose of teaching STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math) subjects at a U.S. elementary, middle/intermediate and high schools are eligible. Current credential and licensure students must have completed a bachelor’s of science degree. Expected graduation/completion date cannot be in the year the scholarship is awarded.

Pre-Application Information:

Letters of recommendation, transcripts and additional materials must be received by the deadline of November 15, 2019.

Electronic submission of all required materials, including transcripts, is preferred. Save your confirmation email as there is a link to check to see what has been received.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply Online: https://www.afcea.org/dynform/forminp.jsp?fid=8292

Electronic submissions should be sent to: edfoundation@afcea.org.

If electronic submission is not possible, please send official document to:
Amanda Goehring
AFCEA Educational Foundation
4114 Legato Road, Suite 1000
Fairfax, VA 22033-4002

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