The Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) has announced a scholarship program for graduate students who are currently in at least their second semester taking at least two semester-equivalent courses per term at an accredited college or university in the United States and who are majoring in education to teach STEM subjects in a U.S. school in grades K-12. The program provides an opportunity to students seeking education or completing a Bachelor of Science degree in Science, technology, engineering, and Mathematics.
The applicants for this program will be judged and selected based on the applicant’s statement, explaining their academic and career goals and a statement of their teaching philosophy, including their short-term and long-term teaching goals and other factors. One selected applicant will be awarded an award amount of $2,000. The amount will be used for the student’s educational purposes, such as managing their education-related expenses, including tuition assistance, books and other materials, and other related expenses. The program will motivate students to pursue and complete their education in the STEM field and also will get to add their contribution to this field.
The AFCEA was founded in the year 1946 and is a non-profit membership association serving the military, government, industry, and academia as a forum for advancing professional knowledge and relationships in the fields of communications, information technology, intelligence, and security. They are dedicated to increasing knowledge through the exploration of issues relevant to its member in information technology, communications, and electronics for the defense, homeland security, and intelligence communities; their vision is to be the premier information technology, communications, and electronics association for professionals in international government, industry, and academia worldwide.
The following table provides short information about this program
|Organization||Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association|
|Number of Awards||1|
|Contest Deadline||May 31, 2022|
Who Is Eligible?
- I was being a U.S. citizen and living in the United States.
- Graduate candidates must be attending an accredited U.S. college or university (online students are eligible) and majoring in education to teach STEM subjects in a U.S. school in grades K-12
- Graduate-level candidates must be currently taking at least two semester-equivalent classes at an accredited U.S. college or university.
- have a GPA of 3.5 or higher on a scale of 4.0 in their current program at an accredited U.S. college or university required at the time of application
- have completed a B.S. degree in a STEM major
- Credential/licensure must be U.S. citizens with a completed B.S. degree or graduate degree in a STEM major (undergrad/grad transcript required)
How to Apply?
Applicants eligible for this scholarship program can fill out their application form providing proper information in each section of the form. Students must answer short answer questions such as providing a brief statement of how their academic and career goals align to the mission of AFCEA Educational Foundation. Also, they should provide a statement of their teaching philosophy, including their short-term and long-term goals. Applicants must answer short-answer questions for a summary of financial needs. Students should provide the below-listed documents with the application.
- Current official transcript issued by the school Registrar’s Office
- Minimum two letters of recommendation from faculty in the major of study
- Current resume
- Undergraduate transcript-either official or unofficial
- If currently employed as a teacher, one additional letter from the school principle
Endorsers will be instructed for electronic submission of the recommendation letter automatically as a part of the online application process- and do not mail separately. If the endorser does not receive the email, letters can be mailed to email@example.com.
Students are required to submit their official transcripts displaying all college-level study; if the transcripts did not hold their classes in progress, then they must submit documents showing current classes (students may also submit a third letter of recommendation optionally.)
All applicants should click on the link provided here to fill out the application form.
If students are unable to submit documents electronically, then they can send their official documents to the AFCEA address listed below:
AFCEA Educational Foundation
4114 Legato Road, Suite 1000
Fairfax, VA 22033.
Students applying for this program will get selected based on the applicant’s statement, explaining their academic and career goals and a statement of their teaching philosophy, including their short-term and long-term teaching goals and other factors. One selected applicant will be awarded an award amount of $2,000. The amount will be used for the student’s educational purposes, such as managing their education-related expenses, including tuition assistance, books and other materials, and other related expenses. Through this program, students get encouraged to pursue their education in a STEM field and grow their careers. This program will also lessen the student’s burden to manage their education-related expenses and will be able to focus more on their students so that they can achieve their goals.
Students eligible for this program should complete the application process and submit it in any way possible before the deadline of May 31, 2022. Late applicants will not be considered for awards and will lose this opportunity.