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 (years 2003-Present).
Applicants must be currently enrolled and attending classes at 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 four-year college or university in the United States.
Applications will be accepted from qualified sophomores and juniors, undergraduate students enrolled either part-time or full-time in an eligible degree program. Freshman and seniors are not eligible to apply.
Candidates must be majoring in the following or C4I-related fields related to the mission of AFCEA:
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
3.0 GPA required. 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.
Note: high school students are not eligible to apply
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.)
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