AFCEA Washington, DC Chapter Scholarship

  • Deadline: 05/01/2024
  • Renewable: Unknown
  • Number of Awards: 12
  • Award Amount: $12,000
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  • Phone: 202-509-9577
  • Fax: 703-552-2875
  • Email:
  • Address: 1220 L St. NW Suite 100-407 Washington, DC 20005-4018

AFCEA Washington, DC has sponsored STEM scholarships for graduating high school seniors since May 1989.

Up to now, AFCEA Washington, DC has awarded 373 scholarships exceeding $2,400,000.

The students from 112 area high schools going to 71 U.S. colleges benefited from this outstanding award.

Furthermore, AFCEA Washington, DC awards science teaching awards, with the aim to support that McKinley Technical High School becomes a nationally recognized STEM high school.

Full Description

The foundation is offering financial aid in terms of scholarships each year with the aim to promote higher education in the STEM fields of computer science, engineering, mathematics, physics, chemistry and management information systems.

Who's eligible?

In order to be eligible for this scholarship, you need to meet certain requirements and all students who meet the criteria are encouraged to apply

Firstly, you have to be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident, as well as the resident within Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments.

Secondly, you need to be a high school senior or 2nd year student in a two year Community College and able to provide the acceptance to a U.S. accredited college or university in a four-year, full-time STEM curriculum for computer science, engineering, mathematics, physics, chemistry, cybersecurity and management information systems; and Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence (C4I)-related fields of study including electrical, computer, chemical, aerospace or systems engineering or electronics.

The previous winners of scholarships are not eligible, while students whose family members include current members of the military, Veterans, and AFCEA DC chapter members are allowed to apply.

How to Apply

Besides the application form which has to be downloaded and filled out with honest answers, you must submit the additional documentation so that your application is accepted.

You need to provide two single page letters of recommendations by people who can speak about the  student’s qualifications regarding this scholarship, a copy of student’s Expected Family Contribution (EFC) from the Department of Education –  FAFSA summary report and a summary and statement from Guidance Counselor.

The most eligible applicants will be selected according to their  achievements or qualifications in the following areas:

  • Academics
  • School activities
  • Financial need
  • Letters of recommendation

The deadline for submitting scholarship applications is May 1st.

Once you fill in this application form,  you should send it to the following address:

Scholarship Committee Attn: Jamie Lien AFCEA Washington, D.C.

Chapter 1700 Diagonal Road, Ste. 450 Alexandria, VA 22314

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