Chapter Scholarships - Central United States
Rocky Mountain Chapter
In 2012, 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. Ten high school seniors who demonstrated academic excellence and committed to pursuing degrees in STEM subjects were awarded a $2,000 renewable scholarship. Seven 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 one enlisted scholarship this year for $2,000. New this year was support of STEM scholarships for those pursuing teaching degrees in the STEM disciplines. The Rocky Mountain Chapter was proud to support five $5,000 STEM scholarships this year, more than any other chapter within AFCEA. 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 18, 2012, at the Antler’s Hotel in downtown Colorado Springs. More than 100 people attended the event.
Contact: Rod Pohlmann
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Scott-St. Louis Chapter
The chapter’s scholarship and grant program will award up to $30,000 for the 2012-2013 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 at $500-$1,500), will be awarded. Scholarship and grant applications will be accepted until March 31, 2013. 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: Ron Howard
Ft. 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 2013 to high school students planning to major in a STEM discipline. Applications must be received by December 31, 2012. Scholarship(s) will be awarded by April 30, 2013.
Greater Omaha Chapter
The Greater Omaha Chapter will offer scholarships, 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 2012-2013:
Quarterly Award: Young AFCEAN Tuition Assistance—$1,000 scholarships
Annual scholarships (awarded in summer):
ROTC scholarships—$1,000 award to any cadet (must be full time)
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
Science Teaching Tools grants (fall) and Science Fair awards (spring): Science Teaching Tools grants of $1,000 to local middle and high school science departments
Omaha Metro Science Fair awards totaling $1,500 to middle and high school students.
Contact: Nancy Crews, GOC AFCEA, VP for Academic Affairs, (402) 312-6295
For the 2012-2013 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, Dayton-Wright Chapter
Oklahoma City Chapter
Grants and scholarships totaling up to $16,700 will be awarded in 2012-2013 to advance STEM subjects. Three $500 Excellence in Science and Mathematics Teaching grants will be offered to local elementary, junior high and high schools. Fourteen $300 science and mathematics program grants will be awarded to local school districts to support science and mathematics programs. Six $750 ROTC scholarships will be awarded to ROTC students at the University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma State University and 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. Three $500 high school scholarships will be awarded to graduating high school seniors pursuing higher education in a STEM degree program and 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) 734-3090
Up to five $500 scholarships will be awarded to graduating high school seniors on winning teams in the San Antonio BEST robotics competition. The Enlisted Education Grant program will provide $200 scholarships to enlisted military members for an annual amount of up to $2,500 to help with books and fees not covered by the tuition assistance program. Two $1,000 Science Teaching Tools awards will be presented to local elementary and middle school science programs. A $2,500 award will be given to the National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition. The Alamo Chapter also offers $6,000 scholarships to the six-member team of San Antonio’s top team in the Air Force Association's Cyber Patriot Service Division national high school cyber defense competition. A $25,000 award will be given to computer science students from the University of Texas at San Antonio in December of each year through 2014. An additional $16,000 will be awarded to other students who are Texas residents or attending Texas universities.
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