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AFCEA Scholarship for Working Professionals

Scholarship Provider: AFCEA Educational Foundation
Application Deadline: 09/01/2009
Description: The AFCEA Scholarship for Working Professionals will provide $2,000 to those students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree while employed in the science or technology disciplines directly related to the mission of AFCEA. Undergraduate candidates must be at least second-year students attending an accredited college or university in the United States. Graduate students must have completed at least two postgraduate-level classes prior to the deadline date.

The scholarship is intended for students attending school on a part-time basis, whether at a two-year community college or accredited university institution. Part-time status will be defined as enrollment in at least two classes per semester with a declared major in a science or technology degree program.

Students enrolled in online or distance-learning programs will be eligible, as long as all other criteria are met.  Eligible students must also be currently employed (see above).

Candidate must be a U.S. citizen, attending an accredited college or university in the United States as either a traditional or distance-learning student, and majoring in electrical, chemical, systems or aerospace engineering; mathematics; physics; technical management; computer information systems; computer science or related fields.

Undergraduate applications will be accepted from sophomore, junior and senior students - minimum second-year students please. An overall GPA of 3.0 is required.

Graduate applications will be accepted from students who have completed at least two postgraduate-level courses and are enrolled in an eligible degree-granting master's degree program.
Scholarship Amount: $2,000
Scholarship Website: http://www.afcea.org/education/scholarships/workingstudents/ws1.asp
School Type Requirement: Four Year College
Applicant Class Requirement: See Description for Details
Citizenship Requirement: U.S. Citizen
Awards Given: 1
Length of Award: One Time Award
Other Comments: Applications for next year's scholarship will be available in late spring 2009.

PLEASE NOTE: At least two letters of recommendation printed on school stationery with signature will be required from field-of-study professors. Address to:

Mr. Fred H. Rainbow
Vice President and Executive Director
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. These items can be sent separately but not to arrive prior to April 1, 2008.

Scholarship Opportunity Contact Information

Primary Contact: Norma Corrales
AFCEA Educational Foundation
4400 Fair Lakes Court
Fairfax, VA 22033
Phone: 703) 631-6149 or (800) 336-4583 ext. 6149
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