AFCEA International Chapter News
SAN DIEGO CHAPTER CHAPTER - Aug 09, 2021

Chapter Awards Scholarships to Top County Students

In August, the chapter awarded 12 San Diego County students scholarships at the University Club. Rear Adm. Kurt Rothenhaus, USN, program executive officer, Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence, Space Systems, was the guest speaker. Adm. Rothenhaus met with the students and their families during the reception. During his remarks, he reflected on the students' diverse backgrounds and dedication to a STEM career. He urged them to return home after completing their studies and contribute to the many leading-edge high-tech industries in San Diego.

Students were awarded the scholarships due to their outstanding academic achievement, extracurricular activities, community service and commitment to majoring in STEM fields in college. Five other students who were not able to receive their certificates last year due to the pandemic also joined them. Students were able to network with other students and AFCEA STEM professionals before going off to college.

Since 1993, the chapter, has awarded over half a million dollars to San Diego area students to fulfill their dreams of a college education. The competitive scholarships are available to San Diego County graduating high school seniors who will attend a four-year college or university in the United States and will major in a STEM field or, in the case of the AFCEAN-Dependent Scholarship, a full-time college student majoring in a STEM field at an accredited four-year college.

AFCEA members chosen by the chapter's board of directors also received recognition awards at the reception.

Event Photographs:

Rear Adm. Kurt Rothenhaus, USN, program executive officer, Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence, Space Systems; Gloria McKearney, scholarship chair; and Jack Turner, chapter president, accompany the scholarship recipients at the event in August.
Rear Adm. Kurt Rothenhaus, USN, program executive officer, Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence, Space Systems; Gloria McKearney, scholarship chair; and Jack Turner, chapter president, accompany the scholarship recipients at the event in August.
Jade Bentley receives an AFCEAN-Dependent certificate and award in August.
Jade Bentley receives an AFCEAN-Dependent certificate and award in August.
Stephanie Siraco receives Rookie of the Year Award at the chapter's August event.
Stephanie Siraco receives Rookie of the Year Award at the chapter's August event.

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