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Julie Walter Memorial Scholarship Applications Open Soon

Applications for Virginia Tech scholarship program in memory of AFCEA International employee open October 1.

In memory of beloved friend and employee Julie Walter, AFCEA International has established a new scholarship program awarding $5,000 to a female STEM student at Virginia Tech, Walter’s alma mater. 

Aged 48, after a long fight with cancer, Walter passed away on February 15 while surrounded by her loved ones. 

Walter was the symbol of quiet strength and generosity. Her selfless character made her an irreplaceable teammate and friend to her fellow AFCEA International colleagues.  

“Grace is a quality that can be cultivated with effort,” said Tammy Goehring, vice president of operations for National Security and Defense at AFCEA, of her fellow teammate. “I believe Julie had it innately.” 

As a manager and event planner, Walter was known for exuding confidence and optimism during the most turbulent times. “It is a very helpful quality in a mom, too, and she was a consummate one, truly her first calling,” Goehring added. 

Walter had an effortless way of making those around her feel at ease. “I truly miss my ‘partner in crime,’” Goehring said.

Walter graduated from Virginia Tech in 1996 with a Bachelor of Science degree in hospitality and tourism management, instilling a fierce sense of Hokie Pride in her sons. 

To honor and continue her legacy, the Julie Walter Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to a female student in their sophomore or junior year at Virginia Tech studying science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). 

Opening October 1, applications will require an official transcript and letter of recommendation submitted to edfoundation@afcea.org

For more information and to donate to the Julie Walter Memorial Scholarship Fund, please click here

Learn more about Walter’s life and her impact on others.