STEM Major Scholarship Pre-Requisite

STEM Major Scholarship Pre-Requisite

The AFCEA Educational Foundation Mission - The AFCEA Educational Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to providing educational incentives, opportunities and assistance for people engaged in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines focused on information technology, cybersecurity, telecommunications and electronics supporting the defense, homeland security and intelligence communities.

This is a common application for all of AFCEA's STEM Major Scholarships, including the Undergraduate Diversity and Cyber Security Scholarships.

Merit-based scholarships will be awarded to full-time undergraduate sophomore or junior students attending a four year university with a 3.0 GPA or higher studying STEM (hard Sciences, Technology, Engineering, and Math), Cyber Security, Intelligence, Homeland Security or related fields (biometrics, computer engineering, computer forensics science, computer programming, computer science, computer systems, cyber security, 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 engineering) who are U.S. citizens or Permanent Residents.

AFCEA Educational Foundation scholarships can only be used for educational purposes towards tuition, mandatory fees, labs and books. All award checks are written to the university and mailed directly to the school to be deposited into student's account.

* Indicates a Required Field
Are you a U.S. citizen or Permanent Resident?  
Yes No 
Are you currently enrolled and attending an accredited four year university in the United States in pursuit of a undergraduate degree related to electrical, computer science, cyber security, intelligence, homeland security, electrical, systems engineering, or other STEM-related fields that meet the mission of AFCEA (listed above)?

Yes No 
Do you have an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher?  
Yes No 
Please indicate Ethnic Heritage.  
Is your major 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 Engineering?  

Before you proceed, please prepare the following:

  • Names and email addresses for sources of letters of recommendation. NOTE: Instructions on electronic submissions will be provided via email to endorsers.
    • All students are required to submit at least two letters of recommendation.
    • Two letters must be from current professors in your field of study.
    • If employed, one additional letter must be from a current employer.
  • Transcripts showing all college-level study and courses currently in progress. NOTE: Not all transcripts show classes in progress so please add to application. MUST BE RECEIVED BY THE DEADLINE DATE OF MAY 31, 2020.
  • Official Transcripts must be issued by the Registrar's office - electronic submissions preferred to Otherwise, please mail official transcript to the address listed below.

Letters of recommendation, transcripts and additional materials must be received by the deadline of May 31st. NOTE: Electronic submissions of all materials, including transcripts, is preferred.

Please address to:

Sarah Fischetti
AFCEA Educational Foundation
4114 Legato Road, Suite 1000
Fairfax, VA 22033


Deadline: 06/01/2021