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Afghanistan and Iraq War Veterans Scholarship

Next Deadline:

November 15 , 2014


 

Scholarships of $2,500 are offered to active-duty and honorably discharged U.S. military veterans and reservists and National Guard personnel of the Enduring Freedom-Afghanistan or Iraqi Freedom Operations.  Candidates must be actively pursuing an undergraduate degree in an eligible major at accredited two- or four-year institutions in the United States.  Distance-learning or online programs affiliated with a major U.S. institution are eligible.

 

Co-sponsored by the AFCEA Northern Virginia Chapter and the AFCEA Educational Foundation, the AFCEA War Veterans Scholarship fund has been endowed in perpetuity by a generous contribution from the Northern Virginia Chapter.

 

Scholarships will be available for the fall and spring semesters.

 

This information is in effect for the 2014-2015 school year.

Eligibility:

Applications are requested from U.S. Armed Forces and National Guard personnel either currently on active-duty or honorably discharged veterans or reservists who have served in either Enduring Freedom-Afghanistan or Iraqi Freedom. 

 

Applicants must be currently enrolled and attending either a two-year or four-year accredited college or university in the United States.  Students may also be enrolled in an accredited distance-learning or online degree program affiliated with a major, accredited two-year or four-year college or university in the United States.

 

Applications will be accepted from qualified sophomores and juniors, and senior undergraduate students enrolled either part-time or full-time in an eligible degree program.

Candidates must be majoring in the following or related fields:  electrical, aerospace, systems or computer engineering; computer engineering technology; computer information systems; information systems management; computer science; physics; mathematics; or science or mathematics education.  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. 

No minimum GPA requirement. Primary factors considered in the selection process are demonstrated academic excellence, leadership, and financial need. 

A copy of either a Certificate of Service or Discharge Form DD214 will be required.

 

Important:

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.

MCPOCG, USCG (Ret.)

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

 

Contact Info:

Please write to Email

 

Apply:

 

.Application will be posted online in mid-August for the Fall deadline.

 

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