iWorks Scholarship


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The iWorks Scholarship will award one $2,500 scholarship to an outstanding spouse or child of a U.S. military service member who shows a potential to excel in college studies in the area of STEM. This $2,500 scholarship will be applied towards the student's ongoing higher-level academic education. Student must attend an accredited Community College or four-year college/university. This scholarship is available to undergraduate and graduate students.


  • Be a child or spouse of an active-duty member of the U.S. Armed Forces or Veteran.
  • Be enrolled in an accredited Community College or four-year college or University. Undergraduate students must be in their sophomore, junior, or senior year, or pursuing a Master's degree.
  • Be a well-rounded student who shows an aptitude for STEM subjects and excels in overall academic studies.  
  • Be in good standing with the college/university with a minimum 3.0 unweighted GPA.
  • Students must major in a STEM-related area of study in support of the mission of AFCEA.  
  • Qualifying STEM majors related to the mission of AFCEA include:
    •  aerospace engineering
    • astronomy
    • biometry/biometrics
    • computer engineering
    • computer forensics science
    • computer programming
    • computer science
    • computer systems
    • cybersecurity
    • electrical engineering
    • electronics engineering
    • geospatial science
    • industrial engineering
    • information science
    • information technology
    • information resource management
    • intelligence
    • mathematics
    • mechanical engineering
    • network engineering
    • network security
    • operations research
    • physics
    • robotics engineering
    • robotics technology
    • statistics
    • strategic intelligence
    • telecommunications engineering



Application Process

Submissions must include the following: 

  • Completed Application: In addition to basic information, there are several short-answer questions.  
  • Official Transcript: with completed courses and grades including grades from the Fall 2023 semester. Submit electronically through school to edfoundation@afcea.org. If electronic submission of your transcript is not possible, please send official document to the AFCEA address listed below to arrive by the deadline date.
  • One Letter of Recommendation: at least one letter of recommendation which must be from a professor in the student's STEM major field of study. Have your reference submit their letter of recommendation in pdf form via email to edfoundation@afcea.org.
    • It is your responsibility to communicate with your recommender to obtain the required letter when completing the application process.
  • Essay: A brief essay, in 250 words or less, describing financial need.


Official transcripts reflecting all college-level study will also be required by the May 1, 2024 deadline date — electronic submission preferred.  If your transcript does not show your classes in progress, please submit documents showing current classes. 

If electronic submission is not possible, please send the official document to the AFCEA address listed below by May 1, 2024. Applications must be complete, including all supporting documentation.

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

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