STEM Teacher Graduate Scholarships
Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Teachers for America's Future - Graduate Scholarships
Applications accepted between January 1 - May 31, 2021
2021 Signature Sponsors
The AFCEA Educational Foundation is offering competitive based scholarships of $2,500 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 and AFCEA International.
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 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
MG Eugene C. Renzi, USA (Ret.) STEM Teachers Scholarship
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 above.
Information stated below is in effect for the 2021-2022 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 at least 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 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.
Applications will be accepted starting January 1. A link to the online application form is posted at the top of this page. In addtion to basic information, there are two short answer questions:
- In a brief personal statement, explain how your academic and career goals align to the mission of AFCEA Educational Foundation.
- Please provide a statement of your teaching philosophy. Please include your short-term and long-term teaching goals.
There is also a short-answer section for a brief summary of financial need.
In addition to the online application, other required documents include:
- Current official transcript issued by the school Registrar's Office
- Minimum two letters of recommendation required from faculty in the major of study
- Current résumé
- Undergraduate transcript - either official or unofficial
- If currently employed as a teacher, one additional letter from the school principal
Instructions for electronic submission of the recommendation letters will be provided to the endorsers automatically 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Letters will be addressed to:
AFCEA Educational Foundation
4114 Legato Road, Suite 1000
Fairfax, VA 22033
Official transcripts 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 documents 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.
Optionally, applicants may also submit a third letter of recommendation.
Applications must be complete, including all supporting documentation, by May 31, 2021.