STEM Teacher Graduate Scholarships
Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Teachers for America's Future - Graduate Scholarship
Deadline: April 12, 2019
Application Opens in January
2019 Signature Sponsors
The AFCEA Educational Foundation is offering competitive based scholarships of $2,500 up to $5,000 each to students actively pursuing a graduate degree or credential/licensure for the purpose of teaching STEM (science, technology, engineering or math) subjects at a U.S. school in grades K-12. The scholarships are made possible by generous contributions from ManTech International, AFCEA International and several of AFCEA’s regional chapters.
To be eligible, students must be U.S. citizens and living in the United States. Graduate candidates must be attending an accredited U.S. college or university on-campus and majoring in secondary education for the purpose of teaching STEM (science, technology, engineering or math) subjects in a U.S. school in grades K-12. Graduate-level candidates must be currently taking at least two semester-equivalent classes at an accredited U.S. college or university at the time of application. Current credential and licensure students must have completed a bachelor’s of science degree or graduate degree in a STEM major. Expected graduation/completion date cannot be in the year the scholarship is awarded. Undergraduate students are ineligible to apply.
AFCEA STEM Teachers Scholarships partnering with National Science Teachers Association and International Technology and Engineering Educators Association
One STEM Teacher scholarship of $2,500 will be awarded annually to honor the memory of MG Eugene C. Renzi, USA (Ret.). This scholarship is made possible in part by a generous endowment from ManTech International. The recipient will be selected from the STEM Teacher applicants. Please apply via the on-line application available below.
Information stated below is in effect for the 2019-2020 school year.
NOTE: Failure to meet requirements could affect scholarship eligibility.
U.S. Citizenship and living in the U.S. is required for all applicants. If proof of citizenship is requested, you would not be eligible for judging unless the proper paperwork has been received.
Students enrolled in distance-learning or online programs should email the Educational Foundation office for clarification on eligibility and include a link to their program.
Graduate-level candidates must currently be in their second semester and taking at least two (2) semester-equivalent courses per term at accredited college or university in the United States and majoring in secondary education for the purpose of teaching STEM subjects in a U.S. school in grades K-12 at the time of application. A current overall GPA of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale in their current program at an accredited U.S. college or university required at the time of application. Have completed B.S. degree in a STEM major that meets the mission of AFCEA. Expected graduation date cannot be in the year the scholarship is awarded.
Undergraduate students are ineligible to apply.
Credential/licensure candidates must be U.S. citizens with a completed B.S. degree or graduate degree in a STEM major that meets the mission of AFCEA (undergrad/grad transcript required). Must be currently enrolled and have started the program at the time of application. Expected graduation/completion date cannot be in the year the scholarship is awarded.
*Scholarship awards are subject to availability of funding. Scholarship awards are restricted to tuition and course-related expenses, such as fees, books, supplies and equipment that are required for the courses at the university.
In addition to the online application, other required documents include:
1. Current official transcript issued by the school Registrar's Office
2. A minimum of two letters of recommendation required from faculty in the major of study. Instructions for electronic submission of the recommendation letters will be provided to endorsers as part of the online application process.
3. Current resume (email to firstname.lastname@example.org)
4. Undergrad transcript - either official or unofficial (degree must be in a hard science, technology, enginneering or math subject) - email to email@example.com
5. If currently employed as a teacher, one additional letter from the school principal must be submitted. Instructions for electronic submission of the letter will be provided to principal as part of the online application process.
If mailed, transcript should be addressed to:
AFCEA Educational Foundation
4400 Fair Lakes Court
Fairfax, VA 22033
If electronic submission is not possible, please send official document to the AFCEA address listed above.
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