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STEM Majors Scholarship for

Underserved Students


NEXT Deadline:

May 15 , 2015

Science Technology, Engineering, and Math

(STEM) Majors Scholarship

Undergraduate and Graduate Students

Undergraduate scholarships are made possible by generous contributions from AMERICAN SYSTEMS and GOOGLE.

Graduate scholarships are made possible by

a generous contribution from Booz Allen Hamilton.


For the 2013-2014 Academic Year, scholarships of $5,000 will be awarded to full-time students pursuing an undergraduate degree in an eligible major and currently enrolled in an accredited Historically Black College or University (HBCU) institution in the United States. Distance-learning or online programs affiliated with one of these institutions are eligible. Candidates must be at least second-year college students, enrolled full time as sophomores or juniors at the time of application.

Scholarships of $3,000 will be awarded to full-time graduate students currently working toward a master's degree in an eligible major.  Graduate students are not required to be enrolled in an HBCU institution.  Distance-learning or online programs will not qualify.

Scholarships awarded from this application include:

- VADM Samuel L. Gravely Memorial Scholarship

- Ralph W. Shrader Diversity Scholarship



NOTE:  Degree-seeking candidates must be U.S. citizens.

Undergraduate students must be currently enrolled and attending either a two-year or four-year accredited HBCU institution in the United States. Students also may be enrolled in an accredited distance-learning or online degree program affiliated with one of these institutions.

Applications will be accepted from qualified sophomore and junior students (minimum second-year students only) enrolled full-time in an eligible degree-seeking program.

Eligible majors include the following or related STEM subjects: electrical, aerospace, systems or computer engineering; computer engineering technology; computer information systems; information systems management; computer science; physics; or mathematics. Majors directly related to the support of U.S.intelligence or homeland security enterprises with relevance to the mission of AFCEA will also be eligible.

Graduate-level eligible degree programs include the following or related fields of electrical, electronics, chemical, systems or communications engineering; physics; mathematics; computer science; technology management; or information technology.  An overall GPA of 3.0 (or equivalent) is required.

Special consideration will be given to military enlisted candidates/military veterans.


If you have any questions regarding your eligibility, please contact the Educational Foundation via the email below.


PLEASE NOTE: In addition to the online application, other required documents include: current transcript issued by the school Registrar's Office and at least two letters of recommendation from relevant faculty.

Instructions for electronic submission of the recommendation letters will be provided to the endorsers as part of the on-line application process - please do not mail separately. Letters will be addressed to:

Vince Patton, Ed.D.


Executive Director
AFCEA Educational Foundation
4400 Fair Lakes Court
Fairfax, VA 22033

An official transcript reflecting all college-level study will also be required by the deadline date - electronic submission preferred.

If electronic submission is not possible, please send official document to the AFCEA address listed above to arrive by the deadline date.


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HBCU Undergraduate application - please check back in February 2015 for the application.

STEM Major Graduate-level application - please check back in February 2015 for the application.

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