STEM Teacher Graduate Scholarships

Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Teachers for America's Future

Deadline: April 20, 2018

 

Application Available January 20, 2018

 

2018 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 Booz Allen Hamilton, AFCEA International and several of AFCEA’s regional chapters.

To be eligible, students must be U.S. citizens. 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.

Additional background is available in the AFCEA news release announcing the scholarship program and FAQs including contact information. 

AFCEA STEM Teachers Scholarships partnering with National Science Teachers Association and International Technology and Engineering Educators Association

One additional STEM Teacher scholarship of $5,000 will be awarded annually made possible by a generous contribution from the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation. The recipient will be selected from the STEM Teacher applicants. Please apply via the on-line application available below.

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 2018-2019 school year.

Eligibility: 

NOTE:  Failure to meet requirements could affect scholarship eligibility.

U.S. Citizenship is required for all applicants.

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.  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 (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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Important: 

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 edfoundation@afcea.org)

4. Undergrad transcript - either official or unofficial (degree must be in a hard science, technology, enginneering or math subject) - email to edfoundation@afcea.org

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:

Casmere Kistner
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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