Intel Graduate Diversity Scholarship

Intel-AFCEA Graduate Diversity Scholarship

Applications accepted January 1 - May 31, 2021

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This Scholarship offered for the academic year 2020-2021, will provide scholarship funding at $3,000 per awardee for full-time college students that are underrepresented minorities (i.e. technical female, African-Americans, Latin/Hispanic origin, and/or Native American) or a Gold Star Family Member, currently pursuing a graduate degree (masters or PhD) at an accredited academic institution in the United States and living in the United States. The eligible majors for this scholarship support the mission of AFCEA Educational Foundation and are listed below. In addition to the diversity requirement, applicants must also be either a current member of the Armed Forces, have prior military experience, or be a Gold Star Family Member.

The graduate student must be majoring in one of the following disciplines listed below.


  • Applicant must be a service Veteran or active duty service member, or a “Gold Star Family Member” with provided proof (i.e. member number, etc.)
  • Applicant must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident and live within the U.S.
  • Applicant must be a full-time student in an accredited U.S. University currently pursuing a graduate degree (masters or PhD) 
  • Have a 3.0 or higher GPA


Chemistry, Chemical Engineering Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Information Technology, Industrial Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Material Engineering or Science, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Physics, Polymer Engineering, Robotics Engineering, Systems Engineering, and Statistics.

Application Process:

Applications will be accepted starting January 1, 2021. A link to the online application form will be posted at the top of this page. In addtion to basic information, applicants must answer essay questions. Applications must be complete, including all supporting documentation, by May 31, 2021.

Please provide the following:

  1. Completed essay questions
  2. Two letters of recommendation 
  3. Current résumé
  4. Current Official transcript reflecting classes in progress issued by the school Registrar's Office - electronic submission preferred. If electronic submission is not possible, please send official documentation to the AFCEA address listed below to arrive by midnight of the deadline date. No applications are accepted on the deadline date.

Please answer the following essay questions: 

  • Technical Skills or Experiences: Describe your hands-on technical skills obtained through a college project, research and/or work experiences, military experience, certifications, etc. that would be relevant in sharing with a technical and/or military affiliated company. For example, describe your skills using general terms (i.e. hardware, software, type of technology, etc.)
  • Leadership Skills or Experiences: Describe your existing leadership skills and/or experience(s). For example, provide specific instances where you had to lead a group, exercise your leadership style, etc.
  • Insights Question 1: What influence has the military experience played in your technical educational journey? For example, you are now more (insert answer here).
  • Insights Question 2: Give an example of how you worked effectively on a challenging situation, while dealing with ambiguity, tight deadlines under pressure, etc. For example, a challenging mission experience, communication issues, supply chain constraints, power outages, tactical project, etc.
  • Insights Question 3: Give an example of a goal you reached and the key milestones that helped you achieve it. For example, graduating with your undergraduate degree while on active duty, etc.
  • Insights Question 4: Give an example of how you worked as a team to solve a difficult problem. For example, describe what role you played in the team or as the leader of the team to reach a solution implementation.

Instructions for electronic submission of the recommendation letters will be provided to the endorsers automatically as part of the online application process - please do not mail separately. Letters of Recommendation are not accepted from applicants. If the endorser does not receive the email, letters can be emailed to

Address letters to:
AFCEA Educational Foundation
4114 Legato Road, Suite 1000
Fairfax, VA 22030

Completed application includes: application, completed essay questions, two letters of reference, and official transcript



Upon selection of the winner(s), the Foundation will disburse the scholarship funds directly to the recipient’s university or college.    

Intel will award each scholarship recipient a one year membership to AFCEA. 


Intel Corporation has provided funding for this project.

Contact the AFCEA Educational Foundation