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War Veterans Scholarship

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

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Funding Source:

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Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) Educational Foundation

Deadline Date:

05/31/20 Midnight Receipt for Mailed Applications.

Description:

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Scholarships to USA active military personnel and Overseas Contingency Operations military veterans to support tuition or expenses of a STEM undergraduate degree program. Eligible candidates are second and-third-year students currently 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 one of the following STEM fields: 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.

Distance-learning or online programs affiliated with a major U.S. institution are eligible.

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:

1. 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. Candidates cannot apply the year they are graduating.

2. Enrolled part time or full time in an eligible undergraduate degree program.

3. An overall 3.0 GPA is required.

4. Candidates must be majoring in the eligible C4I-related fields related to the mission of AFCEA (see the Description field above).

5. Served in Overseas Contingency 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. The expected graduation/completion date cannot be in the year the scholarship is awarded.

Pre-Application Information:

Deadline: May 31, 2020.

Official transcripts reflecting all college-level studies will also be required by the deadline date - electronic submission preferred. If the transcript does not show the classes in progress, candidates are required to submit documents showing current classes.

If electronic submission is not possible, candidates should send official documents to the AFCEA address to arrive by midnight of the deadline date. No applications are accepted on the deadline date.

Optionally, applicants may also submit a third letter of recommendation and/or résumé.

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=8513

edfoundation@afcea.org

AFCEA Educational Foundation
4114 Legato Road, Suite 1000
Fairfax, VA 22033

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