Education Foundation Expands Spring Scholarships for 2019

March 1, 2019

Thanks to the generosity of donors and supporters, the AFCEA Educational Foundation is proud to announce it is expanding its 2019 scholarship programs. In addition to funding more awards for existing scholarships for STEM majors, STEM teachers, STEM diversity students and war veterans, a new cybersecurity scholarship for undergraduate students is now available. Applications will be accepted on a joint form together with the STEM majors and undergraduate STEM diversity scholarships.

This new cybersecurity scholarship is funded by a $25,000 gift from AFCEA International out of the proceeds from its David Sarnoff Award dinner in 2018. The dinner honored Adm. Michael S. Rogers, USN (Ret.), former director of U.S. Cyber Command and the National Security Agency. AFCEA chose to designate its gift for cybersecurity students in honor of Adm. Rogers’ contributions to the field.

“Cybersecurity and education are closely linked, and we need plenty of both if we are to meet the threats to our nation within the digital realm. As important as new technologies are to our ability to meet those threats, it is our human capital that is both our greatest edge and our largest shortfall. I applaud AFCEA for recognizing that and establishing the AFCEA Educational Foundation Cyber Security Scholarship,” said Adm. Rogers.

AFCEA Cyber Security Scholarship awards will be for $5,000. They are open to second- and third-year students attending four-year colleges or universities with a GPA of 3.0 or higher, majoring in cybersecurity, computer science, digital forensics, information assurance, information technology or electrical engineering.

This scholarship is one of three STEM Major undergraduate scholarships the AFCEA Educational Foundation currently offers. The foundation also offers a $2,500 STEM Major Scholarship and a $3,000 Undergraduate Diversity Scholarship. Students are invited to apply for all three scholarships using one online application. The deadline is April 12. Visit scholarships.afcea.org for more information and to apply.

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