SCHOLARSHIPS AND GRANTS
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The Armed Forces Communications-Electronics Association (AFCEA) Quantico-Potomac Chapter scholarship selection committee awarded twenty-one (21) $2,000 High School Senior scholarships, and six (6) $2,000 Undergraduate scholarships to outstanding students from the Prince William County, Stafford County, Spotsylvania County Virginia area, including Marine Corps Base Quantico, City of Manassas, City of Manassas Park and City of Fredericksburg. This year’s applicant pool was highly competitive and diversified, with students from public and private schools throughout the chapter’s area of responsibility. Scholarships were awarded to students enrolled for the 2015-2016 academic year as full-time students in a course of study at an accredited four-year college or university that leads to a Bachelor’s degree in one of the Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM) disciplines that will prepare the student for a professional career supporting AFCEA’s focus on military communications, electronics, information technology, and intelligence systems.
In addition to scholarships, we provide educational grants. This funding is aimed at local schools from the Stafford County, Spotsylvania County, and Prince William County Virginia area, including Marine Corps Base Quantico, the City of Fredericksburg, Manassas, and Manassas Park in the form of grants for Science Teaching Tools Award and Science Fair Awards. This program promotes effective science teaching and to enhance the abilities of capable teachers in secondary schools in the United States. Schools can purchase consumable supplies and/or equipment that would augment science and technology experiments and activities in the classroom.
For 2016 the Chapter has awarded a grant to Prince William County Public Schools Robotics Program. Prince William County Public Schools purchased RobotC and the RobotC Virtual World software to support the VEX Robotics Program. The robotics teams is a consortium of elementary, middle, and high school teams. Teams consist of public, private and home school teams from Prince William County, and the cities of Manassas and Manassas Park. See the bottom of this page for photos taken at Roboticon at Forest Park High School including our grant to support Prince William County Robotics.
This Chapter presented a total of $15,000 to the Wounded Warrior Cyber Combat Academy to sponsor wounded warrior in their program. The Academy is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization founded to provide training at no cost to wounded warriors to prepare them for a career in cyber security. The students receive the training required to obtain numerous certifications that qualify them for positions in the DoD Information Assurance Workforce, as well as cyber security positions in both government and industry. If you want to know more about the Wounded Warrior Cyber Combat Academy, check out their web site at http://www.w2cca.org/home.html.
For the third consecutive year, this chapter in conjunction with the AFCEA Educational Foundation, offered two 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. A scholarship is individually funded by AFCEA International and the AFCEA Q-P chapter but candidates are selected by the Q-P scholarship committee. 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. Undergraduate applications will be accepted from current sophomores, juniors, and seniors. 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
This chapter continues to support the awards program for the USMC Communications School in the amount of $447.14. The awards presented range from inscribed certificates to engraved mantle clocks, the value of each corresponding to the degree of difficulty of the courses.
Your participation and your company’s’ sponsorship in Chapter activities allows all of us to recognize and support deserving students and teachers in our community and to give back to the Educational Foundation at AFCEA International.
On behalf of the Chapter Executive Committee, and the Scholarship & Grant Committee, I thank you for your continued support.
VP, Scholarships and Grants