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AFCEA STEM Teacher's Scholarships

Scholarship Provider: AFCEA Educational Foundation
Application Deadline: 04/01/2013
Description: The AFCEA Educational Foundation is offering at least 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.

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, juniors, and seniors.  

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.

In addition to the $5,000 scholarship, each graduating AFCEA STEM Scholar can receive a $1,000 AFCEA STEM 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.

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 Senior or and Grad students (see other comments)
Citizenship Requirement: U.S. Citizen
Awards Given: 21-50
Length of Award: One Time Award
Minimum GPA: An overall GPA of 3.0 is required
Other Comments: Degree-seeking candidates must be U.S. citizens.

Undergraduate students must be enrolled full time as a 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, junior, and senior 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.

A minimum overall GPA of 3.0 is required.

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.

To access the online application, please visit:

https://www.afcea.org/dynform/forminp.jsp?fid=4852

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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