Each year, to promote higher education in the STEM fields of computer science, engineering, mathematics, physics, chemistry and management information systems through financial scholarship awards, AFCEA Washington, DC sponsors STEM scholarships for graduating high school seniors. Since May 1989, AFCEA Washington, DC has awarded 420 scholarships totaling more than $2,500,000 to students from 112 area high schools going to 71 U.S. colleges. In addition, AFCEA Washington, DC awards science teaching awards and supports McKinley Technical High School in its mission to become a nationally recognized STEM high school. All students who meet the criteria below are encouraged to apply. We also encourage students whose family members include current members of the military, Veterans, and AFCEA DC chapter members to apply.
Eligibility Requirements to Apply
- U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
- Resident within Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments
- High school senior or a second year student in a two-year Community College transitioning to a four-year college or university
- Winners of full tuition Scholarships are not eligible
- Acceptance to a U.S. accredited college or university in a four-year full time STEM curriculum for computer science, engineering [all], 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