If you are passionate about a STEM field and hope to pass on your knowledge to future generations as a teacher in a STEM classroom, the AFCEA has a scholarship opportunity for you. This scholarship has been made possible through grant money from Booz Allen Hamilton, the AFCEA, Verizon, Google, IEEE, and Cybermission. Scholarships are worth $5,000 apiece.
In order to be eligible, you must be a student with a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, studying to obtain an undergraduate degree, graduate degree, or credential or licensure. Your career goal must be to teach a STEM subject at US middle school or secondary school. If you are an undergraduate, you will need to be at the sophomore, junior or senior level. Graduate students who apply need to be enrolled in at least two semester-equivalent classes. If you are trying to earn a credential or licensure, you will have to already have a bachelor’s degree under your belt. Should you be selected, you will receive $5,000 to help you finance your education, and you will also be eligible for $1,000 through AFCEA STEM Teaching Tools each year for three years so long as you continue teaching your STEM subject. You can use this money to fund classroom trips, activities for STEM-related school clubs, and more. This is a very exciting opportunity if you want to teach kids math, science or technology!