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STEM Teachers’ Scholarships

AFCEAApplication Deadline: May 1, 2011. Level: Future Teachers

The AFCEA Educational Foundation is offering 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.

To be eligible, students must be U.S. citizens with a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 (or equivalent). 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. Distance Learning or Online Programs will not qualify. Undergraduate applications will be accepted from current sophomores and juniors.  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.

The deadline for submitting the scholarship application is midnight U.S. Eastern Time on Sunday, May 1, 2011. All supporting documents including letters of recommendation and transcripts are due by this date.

Additional background is available in the AFCEA news release announcing the 2011-2012 scholarship program and FAQs including contact information.  Information on 2010 recipients of scholarships also is available.

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

An additional STEM Teacher scholarship of $5,000 will be awarded annually to a future teacher attending a Virginia college or university in honor of John W. Warner, former United States Senator, Commonwealth of Virginia and former Secretary of the Navy.  This scholarship is made possible by contributions from individuals and corporations to honor Senator Warner, recipient of the 2009 David Sarnoff Award. Click here for more info.

An additional STEM Teacher scholarship of $2,500 will be awarded annually to honor the memory of MG Eugene C. Renzi, USA (Ret.).  This scholarship is made possible by a generous endowment from ManTech International.  The recipient will be selected from the STEM Teacher applicants.  Click here for more info.

An additional STEM Teacher scholarship of $2,500 will be awarded annually made possible by a generous contribution from J. Spargo & Associates.  The recipient will be selected from the STEM Teacher applicants.  Please apply via the on-line application available below.  Click here for more info.

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.

Contact Info:

Name:   Norma Corrales
Phone: 1-800-336-4583, Ext. 6149 or 703-631-6149
Email

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