AFCEA Military Personnel Scholarships

AFCEA Military Personnel ScholarshipsAFCEA Military Personnel Scholarships or (“Scholarships” Tab and “Available Scholarships” from the drop-down menu; scroll down the page and select “Veterans/Disabled Veterans Scholarships”)

Award Amount: $2,500

Contact Info:  Mr. Fred H. Rainbow, Vice President and Executive Director, AFCEA Educational Foundation, 4400 Fair Lakes Court, Fairfax, VA 22033; phone: 800.336.4583; email: [email protected]

Deadline: May 1

Eligibility: US citizen. US Armed Forces and National Guard personnel either currently on active-duty or honorably discharged veterans or reservists who have served in either Enduring Freedom-Afghanistan or Iraqi Freedom. Sophomores, Juniors, and Senior Undergraduate students enrolled either part-time or full-time in an eligible degree program (online and distance learning programs are allowed). Students majoring in the following or related fields: electrical, aerospace, systems or computer engineering, computer engineering technology, computer information systems, information systems management, computer science, physics, mathematics, or science or mathematics education. Majors directly related to the support of US intelligence or homeland security enterprises with relevance to the mission of AFCEA will also be eligible. 

Requirements: Online Application, Certificate of Service or Discharge Form DD214, Official Transcript, 2 Letters of Recommendation

Note: This organization offers numerous scholarship opportunities for undergraduate and graduate school veterans and military personnel who are STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) majors or STEM Education majors. Be sure to spend some time checking out all their scholarships.

AFL-CIO Site Review


“The AFL-CIO is an organization of people who work. We help lead a movement for social and economic justice in America and the world.”—AFL-CIO Mission & Vision.

Although this site is not your “standard” scholarship search site, the AFL-CIO is a great place to look for scholarships.

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