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AFCEA Cyber Security

Next Deadline:

November 1, 2014


AFCEA Cyber Security Sponsors

                                                             AFCEA Central Maryland                               

Co-sponsored by Booz Allen Hamilton, AFCEA Central Maryland Chapter, Lockheed Martin, SANS, Verizon Terremark,

AFCEA Cyber Committee, AFCEA International, and the

AFCEA Educational Foundation.

Cyber Security Scholarships of $5,000 will be awarded to undergraduate and graduate students pursuing academic degrees in cyber security, cyber attack, computer science, information technology, digital forensics, or electronic engineering from an accredited two- or four-year college or university in the United States.*

*Distance-Learning or Online programs affiliated with a major U.S. institution are eligible. 
**A Young AFCEAN is an AFCEA member under the age of 40.


Information stated below is in effect for the 2013-2014 academic year.


Applications are requested from qualified sophomore, junior or senior undergraduate students and graduate students enrolled full time in an eligible degree-granting program.  Must be at least second-year student, regardless of academic hours accumulated.

Applicants must be currently enrolled at the time of application in a two-year or four-year accredited college or university in the United States. Distance-learning programs are eligible.

U.S. citizenship required.

A minimum overall GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale is required.

Candidates must be majoring in a field directly related to the support of U.S. cyber security enterprises with relevance to the mission of AFCEA such as cyber security, cyber attack, computer science, digital forensics, information technology, or electronic engineering.

These are merit scholarships based on demonstrated academic excellence, leadership, and financial need.

If you have any questions regarding your eligibility, please contact the Educational Foundation via the email below.



PLEASE NOTE: Two letters of reference are required.  At least one letter of recommendation must be from a field-of-study professor; an additional letter may be from a second faculty member or an employer. 

s on 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.


Executive Director
AFCEA Educational Foundation
4400 Fair Lakes Court
Fairfax, VA 22033

An official transcript reflecting all college-level study will also be required. All items must arrive by the deadline date - electronic submission in pdf format preferred.

If electronic submission is not possible, please send official document to the AFCEA address listed above.


If you have any questions regarding your eligibility, please contact the Educational Foundation via the email below.

Contact Info:

Please write to email.




Application will be available in August/September of 2014.


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