Chapter Scholarships - Southeast United States
Scholarships, grants and awards of varying amounts will be awarded to outstanding scholars, working professionals and warfighters, and financial assistance will be provided to further the educational goals in the hard science disciplines to include, but not limited to, electrical or computer engineering, physics, mathematics and computer science. In 2013, the chapter will award the Lonnie Poling Memorial Scholarship, Calhoun Community College book stipends and science and engineering fair grants.
Contact: Richard Tuggle
One Joan Bowden Scholarship of $3,000 will be awarded to an ROTC student in the AFCEA Mid-South Region, selected through the AFCEA national ROTC competition.
One Mort Marks Memorial Scholarship of $3,000 will be awarded to an ROTC student in the AFCEA Mid-South Region, specifically within the state of Alabama, selected through the AFCEA national ROTC competition.
Two $5,000 scholarships will be awarded to students pursuing information systems degrees at Auburn University Montgomery.
Two $5,000 scholarships will be awarded to students pursuing information systems degrees at Troy State University Montgomery.
Two $5,000 scholarships will be awarded to students pursuing information systems degrees at Alabama State University.
Grants totaling more than $30,000 will be awarded for information technology projects to the Montgomery River Region Public School System to include Science Teaching Tools grants.
Five School-to-Career intern scholarships of $2,500 each, including a new top-of-the-line HP laptop and summer employment at AFCEA-sponsored corporations in the greater Montgomery area, will be awarded to graduating high school seniors.
Donations valued at $5,000 each will be made to local area robotics programs to support STEM initiatives.
The chapter also will sponsor robotics instructors to attend the Carnegie Mellon University Robotics Academy to help develop local robotics programs. Two $5,000 STEM postgraduate scholarships are available for teachers in the River Region who are pursuing an advanced degree in a STEM area.
Contact: Charisse Diane Stokes, (334) 657-1883
The Canaveral Chapter invests its scholarship funds in multiple $1,000 awards to the Science Teaching Tools awards program in the Brevard County, Florida, school system. This past year the chapter made six awards and has plans for a similar offering this coming year. Further information on the number of awards available and the scholarship application process are available on the chapter’s website.
Contact: AFCEA Canaveral Chapter, scholarships chairman
Emerald Coast Chapter
Awarding $10,000 in scholarships. one $2,000 scholarship, two $1,500 scholarships and four $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to students attending either a two-year or four-year accredited college or university in the United States. Applicants can be a high school senior, or a college freshman, sophomore, junior or senior student enrolled either part time or full time in an eligible science or technology major. One STEM grant of $1,000 will also be awarded. Application deadlines have changed to be advertised from February 2013 to April 2013. Details will be posted on the chapter’s website. The scholarship will be awarded in May 2013.
Contact: Glenda Robinson, (850) 882-2986
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Orlando-Central Florida Chapter
Four scholarships of $1,000 each will be awarded to high school seniors in Orange and Seminole counties pursuing degrees that align with AFCEA’s mission serving C4ISR fields. Two $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to full-time students pursuing a degree in an information technology-related area or engineering field at Seminole Community College.
Contact: Mike Agor, (407) 542-3898
Two scholarships will be awarded—one for $800 to Pensacola State College, and one for $1,200 to the University of West Florida (profits from Golf Tournament Fundraiser held September 24, 2011). One $1,000 Science Teaching Tools grant (2010-2011) will be awarded, a joint effort between the individual Blue Angels Pensacola Chapter and the AFCEA Educational Foundation to promote effective science teaching and to enhance the abilitiesn of capable teachers in K-12 schools.
Contact: Robyn S. Philips, VP Awards and Education/PAO
Tampa-St. Petersburg Chapter
Science Teacher Grants: Grants of varying amounts will be awarded to teachers actively teaching in science classrooms at the elementary, middle and secondary school grades for the purpose of enhancing or supplementing science curricula. Priority is given to applications related to electronics, electronic communications, computer science or computer technology. Applications must be postmarked no later than January 4, 2013.
Education Scholarships: Scholarships of varying amounts will be awarded to high school seniors, college students and students at technical or vocational institutions studying electronics, electronic communications, electrical engineering, information systems, computer science, computer technology, physics or mathematics. Special consideration is given to applicants who are affiliated with the military, ROTC or AFCEA. Applications must be postmarked no later than March 1, 2013.
STEM Teacher Scholarships and Teaching Tools Grants: Scholarships of $5,000 will be awarded to students actively pursuing an undergraduate degree (minimum second year student), graduate degree, or credential/licensure for the purpose of teaching STEM subjects at a U.S. middle or secondary school. In addition, each graduating STEM Teacher Scholar will receive a $1,000 Science Teaching Tools grant each year they are in the classroom for three years on the condition they continue teaching a STEM subject. Applications must be submitted to the www.afcea.org/education/scholarships/undergraduate/TeachersScholarship.asp website by the posted deadline (April 1, 2013).
Contact: Brandt Cosgrove, Scholarship Committee chair
One scholarship will be awarded to an Atlanta-area college student. Application deadline is March 10, 2013. Scholarships will be presented at a Warfighters Signal Conference luncheon on April 25, 2013. In addition, Science Teaching Tools grants totaling $5,000 will be awarded to deserving teachers; $700 will be awarded to science fair students and teachers, $2,000 will be awarded to Emerging Science Programs and $750 in ROTC Awards.
Contact: Francis Mazzocchi, (770) 493-7659
Contact: Michelle D. Brown, (404) 260-0095
Augusta-Fort Gordon Chapter
The Lt. Gen. Douglas D. Buchholz Memorial Scholarship is a $2,000 scholarship awarded annually to one competitively selected Fort Gordon enlisted service member or prior service enlisted veteran from any branch of service. The scholarship application period typically runs from October to December and is presented during the Fort Gordon Installation Award Ceremony in January. This scholarship is made possible by the generosity of General Dynamics C4 Systems.
The Central Savannah River Area Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics High School and College Education Scholarships (CSRA STEM Scholarships) are awarded in amounts up to $1,500 for high school seniors and undergraduate college students from the CSRA who are pursuing degrees in any of the STEM disciplines. The CSRA STEM Scholarship application period typically runs from January to March and is presented to the student during a high school honors ceremony or other event.
The Lt. Col. Jerry Lapp Memorial Scholarship of $1,500 is awarded to the highest evaluated high school applicant for the CSRA STEM High School Scholarship described above. This scholarship is made possible by the generosity of Engineering Solutions and Products Incorporated.
The Augusta Technical College (ATC) Student Chapter Scholarship is funded at $1,000 annually and is available for students from ATC who are pursuing technical degrees that are consistent with the mission of AFCEA. In addition, the chapter offers STEM Teaching Tool (STT) grants of up to $750 to CSRA based teachers for the purchase of materials in support of computer, mathematics and physical science laboratory classroom activities and experiments. The STT grant application period typically runs from October to December with grants being presented in early January.
Middle Georgia Chapter
The chapter will award three scholarships to one graduate, one undergraduate and one high school student, totaling $2,250; science fair awards totaling $450; and one grant totaling $1,000 to the Middle Georgia area. Information on how to apply for chapter scholarships is available at the chapter website in the Guidelines and Applications section.
Primary Contact: David Grosche
Secondary Contact: Lt. Col. Ivory Carter, USAF
At least 10 $3,000 scholarships for a total of at least $30,000 will be offered for graduating high school seniors to attend accredited public and private universities. Awards will be paid during the freshman year. Additionally, the chapter has allocated $10,000 for its Science Teaching Tools grant program, which it will award to local area middle and high schools.
Contact: Capt. Munsoo "Moon" Rethmeier
Gulf Coast Chapter
Two $500 Science Teaching Tools awards will be presented to science educators in the Mississippi Gulf Coast Region at the elementary, junior high school and high school levels. Two $512 high school scholarships will be presented to deserving graduating high school seniors pursuing undergraduate degrees in eligible majors such as electrical, chemical, systems or aerospace engineering, mathematics, physics, science or mathematics education, computer science or technology management.
Contact: 1st Lt. Brian G. Smith, USAF, (228) 377-1077
South Carolina Lowcountry Chapter
Thanks to semi-annual fundraising golf tournaments, 2012 was another good year for the chapter’s scholarship program. The chapter awarded 25 $3,000 scholarships to graduating high school seniors in the Charleston tri-county area. The chapter continues to support those students entering a four-year college studying STEM subjects. For 2013 the chapter plans to continue awarding scholarships to graduating seniors but is also investigating ways of awarding sustainment scholarships to those students the chapter has started on their way to a college education. While the chapter did not award a Veteran’s scholarship in 2012, it will continue to seek out veterans to whom the chapter can make scholarship awards. Application deadline will be in April with scholarships awarded in May 2013. Applications should be mailed to Bruce Thackston, senior associate, Booz Allen Hamilton, 4401 Belle Oaks Drive, Suite 310, N. Charleston, SC 29405.
Contact: Bruce Thackston, (843) 529-4809
Central Virginia Chapter
The Central Virginia Chapter of AFCEA continues to build its member base and contribute to STEM education initiatives since chartering in 2010. To date, the chapter is more than 200 members strong and includes members from two student chapters recently started at Liberty University and James Madison University. The chapter is also working on creating student chapters at the University of Virginia and Virginia Tech. In late 2011 and early 2012 the chapter awarded grants to local science teachers and provided cash awards to the teachers of first place winners of the Virginia Piedmont Regional Science Fair. The chapter’s monthly luncheons continue to attract top-notch speakers from the intelligence community, the Department of Defense and local leaders in STEM education initiatives. In March 2012 the chapter partnered with the Defense Intelligence Agency to hold the first of what is anticipated to become an annual Industry Day for the local defense community in Central Virginia. A new initiative for 2013 is the creation of a group focused on women in intelligence.
Contact: Adrian Felts, (434) 227-9066
Hampton Roads Chapter
More than $20,000 in undergraduate scholarships and scholarship renewals will be awarded to students currently enrolled or accepted for enrollment as full-time students in accredited four-year colleges or universities in academic programs leading to bachelor of science degree in any of the STEM disciplines that support AFCEA’s focus on communications, electronics, information technology and intelligence systems. Details of eligibility, renewal criteria, application and deadlines for submission of applications are available at the chapter website.
Contact: Mary K. Yager, (757) 464-5252, ext. 619
The AFCEA Quantico-Potomac Chapter plans to award up to 15 $2,000 high school senior scholarships, and five $2,500 undergraduate scholarships in May 2013 to outstanding students from the area of Prince William, Stafford, and Spotsylvania counties, including Marine Corps Base Quantico and the cities of City of Manassas, Manassas Park and Fredericksburg. Subject to the availability of funds and quality of applications, scholarships will be awarded to students enrolled for the 2013-2014 academic year as full-time students in a course of study at an accredited four-year college or university that leads to a Bachelor's degree in one of the STEM disciplines that will prepare the student for a professional career supporting AFCEA's focus on military communications, electronics, information technology and intelligence systems.
Contact: Donald Hom, (540) 658-1146, ext. 310
The Tidewater Chapter’s STEM support has increased due to the generosity of its community and industry sponsors. The chapter will provide approximately $20,000 in scholarships to local high school seniors and college students and STEM teacher projects. Additionally, this funding targets specific special needs tuition requests and nonprofit activities that support grass-roots advancement of STEM ideals in the local community.
Contact: Makeva Flowers or Mike Mitchell