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AFCEA Cyber Studies & Intelligence Scholarships

Scholarship Provider: AFCEA Educational Foundation
Application Deadline: 11/01/2011
Description: Scholarships of $5,000 will be awarded to undergraduate students pursuing academic degrees in cyber security, cyber-attack, computer science, information technology, or electronic engineering from an accredited two- or four-year college or university in the United States.*

Two scholarships of $2,250 (Undergraduate) and three scholarships of $5,000 (Graduate) each will be awarded to students enrolled full-time in an undergraduate or graduate degree-granting program in fields directly related to the support of U.S. intelligence or homeland security enterprises, and/or foreign languages.*

Scholarships of $1,000 will be awarded to Young AFCEAN** candidates currently pursuing a DOD 8570 Certification directly related to the mission of AFCEA while employed by a small business in a cyber-related field.

*Distance-Learning or Online programs affiliated with a major U.S. institution are eligible.

**A Young AFCEAN is an AFCEA member under the age of 40.

These Cyber Studies & Intelligence Scholarships will complement the AFCEA Educational Foundation's existing academic outreach in the hard science disciplines. In conjunction with AFCEA Chapters worldwide, the AFCEA Educational Foundation annually distributes more than $2 million in grants and scholarships.
Scholarship Amount: $1,000- $5,000
Scholarship Website: http://www.afcea.org/education/scholarships/undergraduate/cyber-intelligence.asp
School Type Requirement: Two Year College or Four Year College
Applicant Class Requirement: Sophomore or Junior or and Grad students (see comments in description above)
Citizenship Requirement: U.S. Citizen
Awards Given: 11-20
Length of Award: One Time Award
Minimum GPA: An overall GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale is required
Other Comments: Applications are requested from qualified sophomore and junior undergraduate students and graduate students enrolled full time in an eligible degree-granting program.  Must be at least second-year student, regardless of academic hours accumulated.

Applicants must be currently enrolled at the time of application in a two-year or four-year accredited college or university in the United States. Distance-learning programs are eligible.

Candidates must be majoring in a field directly related to the support of U.S. cyber enterprises or U.S. intelligence or homeland security enterprise with relevance to the mission of AFCEA such as global security and intelligence studies, foreign languages, cyber security, cyber attack, computer science, information technology, or electronic engineering.

These are merit scholarships based on demonstrated academic excellence, leadership, and financial need.

PLEASE NOTE: At least two letters of recommendation will be required from field-of-study professors or employers.

Instructions on electronic submission of the Recommendation letters will be provided to the 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 also be required. All items must arrive by the deadline date - electronic submission in pdf format 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
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