Chapter Scholarships - Central United States
Rocky Mountain Chapter
In 2013, the Rocky Mountain Chapter honored graduating high school seniors, high school faculty members, those pursuing STEM teaching degrees and enlisted personnel with more than $92,000 in educational scholarships and grants. Eight high school seniors who demonstrated academic excellence and commitment to pursuing degrees in STEM subjects were awarded a $2,000 renewable scholarship. Twelve scholarships were renewed for college students who previously were awarded scholarships as graduating high school seniors and have sustained superior academic performance in their chosen technical disciplines. The chapter also supported six enlisted scholarships worth $2,000 each. The Rocky Mountain Chapter was proud to also support three $5,000 STEM scholarships for those pursuing teaching degrees in the STEM disciplines. Finally, the chapter supported 10 local high schools by providing grants for STEM-related items and equipment worth more than $30,000. All the funds indicated above were handed out to deserving recipients at a dinner sponsored by the Rocky Mountain Chapter on May 17, 2013, at the Antlers Hotel in downtown Colorado Springs. More than 100 people attended the event.
Contact: Russ Fellers
Scott-St. Louis Chapter
The chapter’s scholarship and grant program will award up to $30,000 for the 2014-2015 school year. High school seniors through college juniors are eligible to apply for the scholarship awards. Organization grant-based awards focused on STEM education, with a special focus on robotics education at the junior high school and senior high school levels (valued $500-$1,500), will be awarded. Scholarship and grant applications will be accepted until March 31, 2014. Grant applications will be awarded as long as funds are available. Individual scholarships are awarded to students majoring in a program related to electronics, electronic communications, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, information systems, computer science (computer information science, management information science or computer graphics engineering technologies including multimedia), physics, robotics, bioengineering, information technology or mathematics. For eligibility criteria and the application process, visit the chapter website and select the scholarship tab.
Contact: Susan Mosman
Fort Knox Gold Vault Chapter
Lift-off Scholarships for high school students planning to major in STEM disciplines, amount of scholarship: $1,000 per individual award. The Fort Knox Gold Vault Chapter will award one or more $1,000 scholarships in 2014 to high school students planning to major in a STEM discipline. Applications must be received by March 28, 2014. Scholarship(s) will be awarded by June 2014.
Greater Omaha Chapter
The Greater Omaha Chapter will offer scholarships, STEM grants and science fair awards totaling more than $15,000 to local secondary school science programs and students pursuing degrees in STEM fields. The following scholarships, grants and awards will be offered in 2013-2014:
Quarterly Award: Young AFCEAN Tuition Assistance—$1,000 scholarships
Annual scholarships (awarded in summer):
ROTC scholarships—$1,000 award
Lt. Gen. Harry D. Raduege Jr. Scholarship—$2,000
Wayne F. Bolton Memorial Scholarship—$1,500
Rodney H. Latham Memorial Scholarship—$1,000
George Harman Memorial Scholarship—$1,000
Jess Hoffman Memorial Scholarship—$1,000
William “Mick” Bloom Scholarship—$1,000
Judd Grace Scholarship—$1,000
High School Senior Scholarship—$1,000
STEM grants (fall) and
Science Teaching Tools grants
Omaha Metro Science and
Contact: Nancy Crews, GOC AFCEA,
For the 2013-2014 academic year, more than $20,000 will be awarded to schools, programs and individuals in the Miami Valley for graduate and undergraduate scholarships, tuition assistance for enlisted personnel, outreach programs to encourage interest in science and technology programs, science fair awards, K-12 science and technology programs and Air Force Institute of Technology student awards for outstanding research.
Contact: Aaron Miller, VP for Operations
Oklahoma City Chapter
Grants and scholarships totaling up to $15,700 will be awarded in 2013-2014 to advance STEM subjects. Fourteen $300 science and mathematics program grants will be awarded to local school districts to support science and mathematics programs. Six $500 ROTC scholarships will be awarded to ROTC students at the University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma State University and the University of Central Oklahoma. Four $250 enlisted education grants will be awarded in each quarter of the calendar year to qualifying airmen or noncommissioned officers actively working on STEM undergraduate programs. One $500 grant will be awarded semiannually to both a company grade officer and an enlisted person pursuing a graduate-level STEM degree. Three $500 high school scholarships may be awarded to graduating high school seniors pursuing higher education in a STEM degree program and who are children or grandchildren of AFCEA OKC chapter members. Four $250 Scholarships for Working Professionals awards will be provided to federal government civilian and contractor personnel pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree while employed in the science or technology disciplines directly related to the mission of AFCEA.
Contact: Roy Nielsen, (405) 739-4060
The Alamo Chapter is awarding $40,000 to students from local colleges designated as National Centers of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education. This includes $25,000 to University of Texas at San Antonio students, $7,500 to Texas A&M at San Antonio students and $7,500 to Our Lady of the Lake University students. An additional $5,000 will be awarded to students pursuing STEM education at other colleges and universities. The Alamo Chapter also offers $8,000 in scholarships to Cyber Patriot High School Cyber Defense Competition participants from San Antonio. This includes performance-based scholarships for San Antonio’s top team and needs-based scholarships to other participants. Further, the Alamo Chapter will award $5,000 in scholarships to graduating high school seniors on winning teams in the San Antonio BEST robotics competition, a $2,500 award to the National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition and two $1,000 Science Teaching Tools awards for local elementary and middle school science programs. Finally, the Alamo Chapter’s Enlisted Education Grant program will provide up to five $200 grants to enlisted military members to help with educational expenses not covered by the tuition assistance program.
Phantom Corps Chapter
Three scholarships of $2,000 each will be awarded to high school seniors. Scholarships will be awarded to students attending institutions within the state of Texas who are pursuing a degree in a scientific field of study. These fields include but are not limited to: engineering, computer science, information systems, chemistry, physics and mathematics. Each application will be judged on its own merits. Primary consideration will be given to proven academic excellence.
Contact: Chris Van Dyke, (254) 289-1480