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SOUTH FLORIDA CHAPTER CHAPTER - Jul 08, 2021

Chapter Approves New Scholarship Guidelines

The chapter provides $1000 merit-based scholarships for high school seniors and college students who either have been accepted or are currently enrolled in an accredited degree program majoring in a STEM discipline, such as aerospace, chemical, computer, electrical, mechanical or systems engineering; chemistry, physics, science or mathematics; computer science, telecommunications, information systems or cyber and information security.

The chapter incorporated lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic impacts on last year's scholarship season. The board of directors voted to expand eligibility to current students, adult and lifelong learners and online programs. Previous requirements involving physical presence or contact can now be done entirely online.

The new scholarship requirements are the following:

Students will email their contact information to team@southflorida.afceachapters.org with the following attachments in .pdf format, as applicable:

1. High school students/graduates:
a. Proof of South Florida residency (Miami-Dade, Broward or Monroe County)
b. Letter of acceptance from an accredited college/university showing student is majoring in a STEM degree program
c. Unofficial copy of high school transcripts
d. A signed letter of recommendation from a teacher/professor or counselor with the recommender's email and phone number
e. A one-page essay explaining the reasons for pursuing a STEM degree formatted in 12-pt Times New Roman font with 1-inch top, bottom, left and right margins

2. Currently enrolled college students (undergraduate, post-graduate, doctorate)
a. Proof of South Florida residency (Miami-Dade, Broward or Monroe County)
b. Proof of enrollment (transcript, tuition receipt, etc.) in an accredited college/university showing a major in a STEM degree program
c. Unofficial copy of college transcript(s)
d. A signed letter of recommendation from a professor or counselor with the recommender's email and phone number
e. A one-page essay explaining the reason for pursuing a STEM degree formatted in 12-pt Times New Roman font with 1-inch top, bottom, left and right margins

The chapter will announce the number of available scholarships the December prior to the following year's application period. The number of scholarships is dependent on the prior year's fundraising totals.

The application period opens on January 1 and closes on April 15 each year. The chapter's annual Golf Tournament is scheduled for October 22, 2021, to raise scholarship funds for the 2022 scholarship season.

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Every year, the chapter opens its merit-based scholarship to students pursuing STEM-related degrees.
Every year, the chapter opens its merit-based scholarship to students pursuing STEM-related degrees.

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