NOTE: Failure to meet requirements could affect scholarship eligibility.
U.S. Citizenship is required for all applicants.
VADM Samuel L. Gravely Memorial Scholarship
Undergraduate candidates must be at least second-year college students enrolled and attending classes as sophomores or juniors in four-year accredited HBCU college or University in the United States at the time of application. Online programs are eligible. A current overall GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale at a four-year accredited HBCU college or University in the United States at the time of application. Freshman and senior level students are ineligible to apply.
Note: high school students are not eligible to apply
Ralph W. Shrader Diversity Scholarship
Graduate-level candidates must currently be enrolled in their second semester and at least two (2) semester-equivalent courses per semester at a four-year accredited college or university (HBCU or non-HBCU) in the United States at the time of application. A current overall GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale at the time of application.
Qualifying STEM majors related to the mission of AFCEA include: 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
PLEASE NOTE: In addition to the online application, other required documents include:
current transcript issued by the school Registrar's Office and a minimum of two letters of recommendation required from faculty in the major of study.
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.
MCPOCG, USCG (Ret.)
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.