STEM Major Scholarships for Undergraduate Students

AFCEA Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Major Scholarships for Undergraduate Students

Deadline: April 12, 2019


Application Opens in January 2019


  • Ralph W. Shrader Graduate Diversity Scholarship (Women and Minority students) graduate students - eligible see STEM Major Diversity Scholarship


2019 Signature Sponsors



STEM Major Application

For the 2019-2020 Academic Year, applicants will be considered for all AFCEA STEM Major scholarship opportunities for which they are qualified.  Applications will be accepted from current eligible undergraduate level students majoring in STEM fields that meet the mission of AFCEA (listed below), to include Cyber Security, Intelligence and Homeland Security-related disciplines

Undergraduate candidates must be at least second-year college students enrolled as sophomores or juniors full-time in a four-year college or university at the time of application.

You are NOT eligible to apply:
1.  If attending a Community College and planning to attend a four year university
2.  If attending a two year college
3.  If you are a freshman or a senior in a four year university
4.  If you are a high school senior
5.  Expected graduation/completion date cannot be in the year the scholarship is awarded

Online programs are eligible. A current overall GPA of 3.0 or higher in their current program at an accredited U.S. college or university required at the time of application.

*Scholarship awards are subject to availability of funding. Scholarship awards are restricted to tuition, course-related expenses, such as fees, books, supplies and equipment that are required for the courses at the university.


NOTE:  Failure to meet requirements could affect scholarship eligibility.

U.S. Citizenship is required for all applicants.

Applications will be accepted from current eligible undergraduate level students majoring in STEM fields that meet the mission of AFCEA, to include Cyber Security, Intelligence and Homeland Security-related disciplines. Online programs are eligible.

Qualifying STEM majors related to the mission of AFCEA include: Biometry/Biometrics, Computer Engineering, Computer Forensics Science, Computer Programming, Computer Science, Computer Systems, Cybersecurity, Electrical Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Geospatial Science, Information Science, Information Technology, Information Resource Management, Intelligence, Mathematics, Network Engineering, Network Security, Operations, Research, Physics, Robotics Engineering, Robotics Technology, Statistics, Strategic Intelligence,  and Telecommunications Engineering


In addition to the online application, other required documents include: current official transcript issued by the school Registrar's Office and 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 the endorsers as part of the on-line 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

Letters will be addressed to:
Amanda Goehring
AFCEA Educational Foundation
4400 Fair Lakes Court
Fairfax, VA 22033

An official transcript reflecting all college-level study will also be required by the deadline date - electronic submission preferred.  If your transcript does not show your classes in progress, please submit document showing current classes.

If electronic submission is not possible, please send official document to the AFCEA address listed above to arrive by midnight of the deadline date.  No applications are accepted on the deadline date.


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