Merit-based scholarships of varying amounts will be awarded to persons on active duty in the uniformed military services, to honorably discharged U.S. military veterans (including Reservists and National Guard personnel) who are currently enrolled and attending classes part time or full time in an eligible degree program at an accredited four-year college or university in the U.S.
Eligible candidates actively pursuing an undergraduate degree at a four year university must be at least second-year college students enrolled part time or full time as sophomores or juniors at the time of application. An overall 3.0 GPA is required. Freshman and senior level students are ineligible to apply.
Note: high school students are not eligible to apply
All candidates must provide a copy of Certificate of Service, Discharge Form DD214, copy of latest performance review or other verification of service. (Please black out your Social Security Number when submitting.)
Distance-learning or online programs affiliated with a major U.S. institution are eligible.
*Scholarship awards are subject to availability of funding. Scholarship awards are restricted to tuition, mandatory fees and books.
PLEASE NOTE: At least two letters of recommendation will be required from field-of-study professors. If that is not possible, we will accept recommendations from commanding officers/employers in the related field of study.
Instructions on electronic submission of the recommendation letters will be provided to the endorsers as part of the on-line application process. Letters will be addressed to:
Vince Patton, Ed.D.
MCPOCG, USCG (Ret.)
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 submissions in pdf format preferred.
If electronic submission is not possible, please send official document to the AFCEA address listed above.
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.
Enrolled part time or full time in an eligible degree program
An overall 3.0 GPA is required
Candidates must be majoring in the following or 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