AFCEA International Chapter News
CENTRAL MARYLAND CHAPTER CHAPTER - May 02, 2019

Chapter Awards $275,000 in Scholarships and Grants

In May, the chapter held their annual Awards Night to recognize their scholarship and grant recipients. Jessica Morgenstern, vice president, Scientific Education, presided over the presentation of 17 $10,000 scholarships to high school seniors pursuing STEM education at the college level starting this fall; three college-level scholarships at local Maryland colleges and universities to which the chapter endowed funds for STEM scholarships; and two military scholarships to an enlisted service member pursuing a cybersecurity degree. In addition, Joe Karolchik, chair, Kickstarter Grant Committee, presented 17 grants, each worth up to $5,000, to K-12 schools in the Central Maryland area, totaling $73,000. During the network reception before dinner, attendees participated in five demonstrations of how the K-12 schools are using STEM in the classroom. In addition, the chapter presented Sean McGowan, director of member and chapter services, AFCEA International, with a check for $25,000 for the AFCEA Educational Foundation. The event was attended by over 350 people and was a tremendous success.

Event Photographs:

In May, the 17 graduating high school students that receive STEM scholarships are (front row, l-r) Nathan Malta, May Albayrak, Adriana Pena, Samantha Lund, Emma Snead, Anthony Maceo, and (back row, l-r) Luke Mann, Isaac Brown, Jeromy Fajardo, Timothy Cortese, Jacob Witlin, Peter Currie, Jonathan Bamgbade, Michael Napolitano, Andrew Potter, Nevaeh Browne. STEM scholarship recipient Kevin Kermstein is not pictured.
In May, the 17 graduating high school students that receive STEM scholarships are (front row, l-r) Nathan Malta, May Albayrak, Adriana Pena, Samantha Lund, Emma Snead, Anthony Maceo, and (back row, l-r) Luke Mann, Isaac Brown, Jeromy Fajardo, Timothy Cortese, Jacob Witlin, Peter Currie, Jonathan Bamgbade, Michael Napolitano, Andrew Potter, Nevaeh Browne. STEM scholarship recipient Kevin Kermstein is not pictured.
The two enlisted active duty service members receiving a Military Scholarship at the May event are Sgt. Casey Craven, USMC (l), and 2nd Class Petty Officer Ashton Goodson.
The two enlisted active duty service members receiving a Military Scholarship at the May event are Sgt. Casey Craven, USMC (l), and 2nd Class Petty Officer Ashton Goodson.
During the May annual Awards Night, the K-12 Kickstarter Grants recipients are (top picture l-r) Meade Middle School, Archbishop Spalding High School, Ellicott Mills Middle School, Dunloggin Middle School, Eldridge Landing Middle School, Key School Elementary School. In the bottom photo, the recipients are (l-r) Monarch Global Academy Elementary School, Patuxent Valley Middle School, Northfield Elementary School, Severna Park Elementary School, St. Johns the Evangelist Elementary School.
During the May annual Awards Night, the K-12 Kickstarter Grants recipients are (top picture l-r) Meade Middle School, Archbishop Spalding High School, Ellicott Mills Middle School, Dunloggin Middle School, Eldridge Landing Middle School, Key School Elementary School. In the bottom photo, the recipients are (l-r) Monarch Global Academy Elementary School, Patuxent Valley Middle School, Northfield Elementary School, Severna Park Elementary School, St. Johns the Evangelist Elementary School.

For more details regarding this event contact:
David Fries
301-490-4299

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