AFCEA International Chapter News
CENTRAL MARYLAND CHAPTER CHAPTER - Sep 24, 2015

Chapter Awards Gravely Scholarships

In September, the chapter presented two Vice Adm. Samuel L. Gravely Jr. Memorial Scholarships of $5,000 each to Tunji Hakeem Ogiefo and Chinedu Ilobinso. Adm. Gravely was the first African-American in the U.S. Navy to serve aboard a fighting ship as an officer, the first to command a Navy ship, the first fleet commander and the first to become a flag officer, retiring as a vice admiral. The admiral was AFCEA Educational Foundation's first executive director. Students actively pursuing an undergraduate degree in an eligible major at an accredited historically black college or university in the United States are offered to undergraduate students. Eligible majors include science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) courses of study, including electrical, aerospace, systems or computer engineering; computer engineering technology; computer information systems; information systems management; computer science; physics; or mathematics. This scholarship is made possible by generous contributions from American Systems Corporation and Avaya Corporation.

Event Photographs:

Tunji Hakeem Ogiefo (r), a junior at Morgan State University majoring in computer and electrical engineering, receives a scholarship award in September from Byron Johns of American Systems Corporation.
Tunji Hakeem Ogiefo (r), a junior at Morgan State University majoring in computer and electrical engineering, receives a scholarship award in September from Byron Johns of American Systems Corporation.
Chinedu Ilobinso (r), a junior at Morgan State University majoring in electrical engineering, receives a scholarship award from Ariel Wilkins of Avaya Corporation in September.
Chinedu Ilobinso (r), a junior at Morgan State University majoring in electrical engineering, receives a scholarship award from Ariel Wilkins of Avaya Corporation in September.

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