AFCEA War Veterans Scholarships


Award Amount: $2,500

Number of Awards: 1

Deadline: November 15, 2017

Winner Announcement: Not known

Brief Description:

The AFCEA Educational Foundation is dedicated to providing academic support to U.S. military personnel. The program is open to U.S. citizens who are currently enrolled and attending classes in an Undergraduate program part time or full time in an eligible STEM major degree program at a four-year accredited college or university in the United States as a sophomores or juniors at the time of application. The purpose of the program helps to persons on active duty in the uniformed military services, to honorably discharged U.S. military veterans.

Host Institution:

AFCEA is a member-based, non-profit international organization that has helped members advance information technology, communications, and electronics capabilities since 1946. The AFCEA Educational Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to providing educational incentives, opportunities, and assistance for people engaged in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines.


Applicants must be:

  • U.S. citizen currently enrolled and attending a four-year accredited college or university in the United States as a sophomores or juniors at the time of application. Freshman and senior level students are ineligible to apply.  You cannot apply the year you are graduating.
  • Enrolled part time or full time in an eligible undergraduate degree program.
  • An overall 3.0 GPA is required.
  • Candidates must be majoring in the following C4I-related fields related to the mission of AFCEA: Biometry/Biometrics, Computer Engineering, Computer Forensics Science, Computer Programming, Computer Science, Computer Systems, Cybersecurity, Electrical Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Geospatial Science, Information Science, Information Technology, Information Resource Management, Intelligence, Mathematics, Network Engineering, Network Security, Operations, Research, Physics, Robotics Engineering, Robotics Technology, Statistics, Strategic Intelligence, and Telecommunications Engineering
  • Served in Afghanistan and/or Iraq War (from 2003 to present) – provide DD214 or Certificate of Service. Paperwork must verify service in Afghanistan and Iraq.  Remove SSN.
  • War Veteran Teacher Certification Program: Students actively pursuing a credential/licensure for the purpose of teaching STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math) subjects at a U.S. elementary, middle/intermediate and high schools are eligible.
  • Current credential and licensure students must have completed a bachelor’s of science degree. Expected graduation/completion date cannot be in the year the scholarship is awarded.

Instructions for Applying:

In order to apply, the applicant must submit online application through the given link:

Supporting Documents:

  • Names and email addresses for at least two letters of recommendation:
  1. At least one letter should be from a faculty member in your chosen major having personal knowledge of your degree program, achievements, and potential.
  2. One letter can be from your current employer or relevant current public service agency.
  • Transcripts showing all college-level study and courses currently in progress
  • Copy of current Certificate of Service or Discharge Form DD214 must be provided and shows service in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Submitting Details:

Transcripts must be issued by the Registrar’s office – electronic submissions preferred to

  • If an electronic transcript is not possible, may Mail to- CasmereKistner, AFCEA Educational Foundation, 4400 Fair Lakes Court, Fairfax, VA 22033-3899

Award Description:

Merit-based scholarships of $2,500 will be awarded. Scholarship awards are subject to availability of funding.  Scholarship awards can be used to assist with tuition, course-related expenses, such as mandatory and lab fees, books, supplies and equipment that are required for the courses at the university.

Detailed Information Link:

Contact Information:

If you have any questions regarding your eligibility, contact the Educational Foundation by email at