War Veterans Scholarship

Scholarships to USA Veterans Pursuing
a Bachelor's Degree in a STEM Discipline

GrantWatch ID#: 176132
Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Armed Forces Communications & Electronics Association (AFCEA) Educational Foundation


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Scholarships of $2,500 to USA military veterans, including members of the Reserve and National Guard, who are currently enrolled in a degree program in an accredited college or university for undergraduate coursework in a qualifying STEM discipline. These merit-based awards are made to second-and-third-year students majoring in one of the following approved disciplines:

-Computer Engineering
-Computer Forensics Science
-Computer Programming
-Computer Science
-Computer Systems
-Electrical Engineering
-Electronics Engineering
-Geospatial Science
-Information Science
-Information Technology
-Information Resource Management
-Network Engineering
-Network Security
-Robotics Engineering
-Robotics Technology
-Strategic Intelligence
-Telecommunications Engineering

Distance-learning or online programs affiliated with a major USA institution are also eligible.

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.


This information is in effect for the 2017-2018 school year.

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 the Iraq War (from 2003 to present).

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.

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.

A copy of current Certificate of Service, or Discharge Form DD214 must be provided and show service in Iraq and Afghanistan. Please blackout your Social Security Number before submitting.

All items must arrive by the deadline date. Electronic submissions in PDF format are preferred.

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

Apply Online:

Mrs. Casmere Kistner, Manager, Scholarship and Awards

Note: Transcripts should be mailed to this address if they cannot be sent electronically to the above email address:

Mrs. Casmere Kistner
AFCEA Educational Foundation
4400 Fair Lakes Court
Fairfax, VA 22033

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