Swacina Scholarship Pre-Requisite


Swacina 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 an application for the AFCEA COL Kathleen Swacina Scholarship. This scholarship was inspired by a desire to honor COL Swacina's accomplishments, support the AFCEA community, and provide support to students who demonstrate resilience and determination when faced with adversity. This scholarship is to be awarded to a female STEM candidate in Georgia.

Merit-based scholarships will be awarded to full-time undergraduate sophomore or junior students or graduate students who have completed at least two courses and who will not be graduating in the current year. Applicants must be attending an institution in Georgia with a 2.8 GPA or higher studying STEM (hard Sciences, Technology, Engineering, and Math) or related fields (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). Applicants must be 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 the student's account.

Pre-Qualification
 
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Are you a U.S. citizen or Permanent Resident?  
 
Yes No 
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Are you currently enrolled and attending an accredited institution in Georgia full time in pursuit of a undergraduate or graduate degree in a STEM-related field that meets the mission of AFCEA (listed above)? Community College students are eligible if going on to a four-year college or university.

 
 
Yes No 
 
Do you have an overall GPA of 2.8 or higher?  
 
Yes No 
 
Are you a woman?  
 
Yes 
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Is your major of study in a STEM related field aligned with the AFCEA Mission?  
 
Yes 
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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.
    • One 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.
  • Official Transcripts must be issued by the Registrar's office - electronic submissions preferred to edfoundation@afcea.org. 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, are preferred.

Please address to:

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

 
   

Deadline: 06/01/2021