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AFCEA STEM Teacher's Scholarships

Scholarship Provider: AFCEA Educational Foundation
Application Deadline: 04/01/2012
Description: The AFCEA Educational Foundation is offering 50 scholarships of $5,000 each to students actively pursuing an undergraduate degree, graduate degree or credential/licensure for the purpose of teaching STEM (science, technology, engineering or math) subjects at a U.S. middle or secondary school.  The scholarships are made possible by generous contributions from Booz Allen Hamilton, Terremark Worldwide, AFCEA International and several of AFCEA's regional chapters.


In addition to the $5,000 scholarship, each graduating AFCEA STEM Scholar can receive a $1,000 AFCEA Science Teaching Tools grant each year for three years if the recipient continues teaching a STEM subject.  These grants can be used to fund hardware and software, other classroom tools, field trips, STEM-focused clubs and other activities.

To be eligible, students must be U.S. citizens with a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 (or equivalent). Undergraduate candidates must be attending an accredited U.S. college or university on-campus and majoring in secondary education or a STEM field for the purpose of teaching STEM subjects in a U.S. middle or secondary school.

Undergraduate applications will be accepted from current sophomores and juniors.  Graduate-level candidates must be currently enrolled in at least two semester-equivalent classes at an accredited U.S. college or university.  Credential and licensure students must have completed a bachelor's degree in a STEM major.

Please see other comments for more information or visit the AFCEA website.
Scholarship Amount: $5,000
Scholarship Website: http://www.afcea.org/education/scholarships/undergraduate/TeachersScholarship.asp
School Type Requirement: Four Year College
Applicant Class Requirement: Sophomore or Junior or and Grad students (see other comments)
Citizenship Requirement: U.S. Citizen
Awards Given: 51-100
Length of Award: One Time Award
Minimum GPA: An overall GPA of 3.0 is required
Other Comments: Undergraduate students must be enrolled full time as a traditional student at an accredited college or university in the United States and majoring in secondary education for the purpose of teaching STEM subjects in a U.S. middle or secondary school.

Undergraduate applications will be accepted from current sophomore and junior students - minimum second-year students only.

Graduate candidates must be currently enrolled in at least two (semester-equivalent) classes at an accredited U.S. college or university.

Credential/licensure students must be U.S. citizens with a completed B.S. degree in a STEM major.

PLEASE NOTE: In addition to the online application, other required documents include two letters of recommendation from relevant faculty.  If currently employed as a teacher, one additional letter from the school principal must be submitted.

Instructions for electronic submission of the recommendation letters will be provided to endorsers as part of the on-line application process - please do not mail separately.  Letters will be addressed 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 be required by the deadline date - electronic submission preferred.

If electronic submission is not possible, please send official document to the AFCEA address listed above.

Scholarship Opportunity Contact Information

Primary Contact: Mr. Fred H. Rainbow
AFCEA Educational Foundation
4400 Fair Lakes Court
Fairfax, VA 22033
Email: Scholarshipsinfo@afcea.org
Phone: (703) 631-6138 or (800) 336-4583 ext. 6138
Secondary Contact: Norma Corrales
AFCEA Educational Foundation
4400 Fair Lakes Court
Fairfax, VA 22033
Phone: (703) 631-6149 or (800) 336-4583 ext. 6149