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Chapter Scholarships - Central United States


Rocky Mountain Chapter

IIn 2014, the chapter honored graduating high school seniors, high school faculty members, those pursuing STEM teaching degrees and enlisted personnel with more than $98,000 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. Eighteen scholarships were renewed for college students who were awarded scholarships as graduating high school seniors and have sustained superior academic performance in their chosen technical disciplines. The chapter also supported three enlisted scholarships worth $2,000 each. The Rocky Mountain Chapter also was proud to support two $5,000 STEM scholarships for those pursuing teaching degrees in the STEM disciplines. Finally, the chapter supported 12 teachers across 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 16 at the Antlers Hilton in Colorado Springs. More than 100 people attended the event.

Contact: Russ Fellers





Soctt St. Louis

The chapter’s scholarship and grant program will be awarding scholarships and grants for the 2015-16 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 and senior high school levels, will also be awarded. Scholarship and grant applications will be accepted until March 13, 2015. Grants 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 of $1,000 are available for high school students planning to major in STEM disciplines. The Fort Knox Gold Vault Chapter will award one or more of these scholarships in 2015. Applications must be received by May 31, 2015. Scholarship(s) will be awarded by August 2015.





Greater Omaha Chapter

The 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 2013-14:

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

STEM 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 and Engineering Fair awards totaling $1,500 to middle and high school students. 

Contact: Nancy Crews, GOC AFCEA, vice president for academic affairs, (402) 312-6295 





Dayton-Wright Chapter


For the 2015-16 academic year, more than $22,500 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; and K-12 science and technology programs.   

Contact: Daniel S. Goddard, vice president of education




Oklahoma City Chapter

Grants and scholarships totaling up to $14,700 will be offered in 2014-15 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 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. Two $250 grants will be awarded semiannually to company grade officer and enlisted personnel 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 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



Alamo Chapter

The chapter will award $45,000 to students attending local colleges designated as National Centers of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education. This includes $25,000 to students at the University of Texas at San Antonio, $10,000 to students at Texas A&M–San Antonio and $10,000 to students at Our Lady of the Lake University. Also, the chapter has awarded and matched AFCEA International’s $5,000 scholarship given to students pursuing STEM education at Texas colleges and universities. The chapter offers $8,000 in scholarships to CyberPatriot high school cyber defense competition participants from San Antonio and helped initiate $6,600 in seed money for the creation of the first-ever Cyber Defense Training Academy (CDTA), once one of the Centers of Excellence in the Civil Air Patrol’s National Defense Training Academy. This CDTA support also contributes directly to local high school CyberPatriot team competitions. The Alamo Chapter will award $5,000 in scholarships to graduating high school seniors on the winning teams of the San Antonio BEST (Boosting Engineering, Science and Technology) robotics competition; $2,500 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 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. The 2014 Alamo Chapter contributed toward many local outreach, STEM education support and other forums, proudly granting $90,000 to nurture current and future cyberspace and intelligence professionals.



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





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