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War Veterans Scholarship

Scholarships to USA Military Personnel and Veterans
Pursuing an Undergraduate Degree in a STEM Discipline

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) Educational Foundation

Deadline Date:

04/12/19 Receipt


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Scholarships of $2,500 to USA active military personnel and military veterans from the Iraq or Afghanistan conflict enrolled in an undergraduate degree program for coursework in a qualifying STEM discipline. These merit-based awards are made to second- and-third-year students attending a four-year college or university.

Candidates must be majoring in the following C4I-related fields related to the mission of AFCEA: 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.

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

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 176132

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Term of Contract:

This information is in effect for the 2019-2020 school year.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Merit-based scholarships will be awarded to:
- Persons on active duty in the uniformed military services
- Honorably discharged U.S. military veterans (including Reservists and National Guard personnel) of the Enduring Freedom-Afghanistan or Iraqi Freedom Operations (years 2004-present)

Recipients must be currently enrolled and attending classes in an undergraduate program part time or full time in an eligible STEM major degree program at an accredited four year college or university in the U.S.

Distance-learning or online programs affiliated with a major U.S. institution are eligible.

Applicants must:
- Be a USA citizen currently enrolled and attending a four-year accredited college or university in the United States as a sophomores or juniors at the time of application. Freshman and senior level students are ineligible to apply.
- Be enrolled part time or full time in an eligible undergraduate degree program.
- Have an overall 3.0 GPA is required.
- Have served in Afghanistan and/or Iraq War (from 2003 to present) - provide DD214 or Certificate of Service. Paperwork must verify service in Afghanistan and Iraq.

War Veteran Teacher Certification Program:
Students actively pursuing a credential/licensure for the purpose of teaching STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math) subjects at a U.S. elementary, middle/intermediate and high schools are eligible. Current credential and licensure students must have completed a bachelor’s of science degree. Expected graduation/completion date cannot be in the year the scholarship is awarded.

Pre-Application Information:

Deadline to apply: April 12, 2019.

At least two letters of recommendation will be required from field-of-study professors. If that is not possible, the Foundation will accept recommendations from commanding officers/employers in the related field of study. An official transcript reflecting all college-level study will also be required. Transcripts must be received by the deadline date of April 12.

A copy of current Certificate of Service, or Discharge Form DD214 must be provided and show service in Iraq and Afghanistan. Do not submit with SSN.

All items must arrive by the deadline date. Electronic submissions in PDF format are preferred. If electronic submission is not possible, please send official document to the AFCEA.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

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Electronic submissions should be sent to:

If electronic submission is not possible, please send official document to:
Amanda Goehring
AFCEA Educational Foundation
4400 Fair Lakes Court
Fairfax, VA 22033-3899

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