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War Veterans Scholarship (Afghanistan and Iraq War Veterans)


Next Deadline:
November 15, 2015


AFCEA War Veterans Scholarships

The AFCEA Educational Foundation is dedicated to providing academic support to U.S. military personnel. 

Scholarships are made possible in part by

generous contributions from the AFCEA Northern Virginia Chapter


Merit-based scholarships of varying amounts will be awarded to persons on active duty in the uniformed military services, to honorably discharged U.S. military veterans (including Reservists and National Guard personnel) who are currently enrolled and attending classes part time or full time in an eligible degree program at an accredited four-year college or university in the U.S.

Eligible candidates actively pursuing an undergraduate degree at a four year university must be at least second-year college students enrolled part time or full time as sophomores or juniors at the time of application. An overall 3.0 GPA is required. Freshman and senior level students are ineligible to apply.

Note: high school students are not eligible to apply

All candidates must provide a copy of Certificate of Service, Discharge Form DD214, copy of latest performance review or other verification of service. (Please black out your Social Security Number when submitting.)

Distance-learning or online programs affiliated with a major U.S. institution are eligible.

*Scholarship awards are subject to availability of funding.  Scholarship awards are restricted to tuition, mandatory fees and books.


Scholarships included in the application:


This information is in effect for the 2015-2016 school year.


Applicants must be

  1. U.S. citizen currently enrolled and attending a four-year accredited college or university in the United States as a sophomores or juniors at the time of applicationFreshman and senior level students are ineligible to apply.
  2. Enrolled part time or full time in an eligible degree program
  3. An overall 3.0 GPA is required
  4. 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

Note: high school students are not eligible to apply


PLEASE NOTE: At least two letters of recommendation will be required from field-of-study professors. If that is not possible, we will accept recommendations from commanding officers/employers in the related field of study.

Instructions on electronic submission of the recommendation letters will be provided to the endorsers as part of the on-line application process. 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 submissions 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




Check back at the end of August for Application.


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