2015 AFCEA Scholarship
The support of STEM education through scholarship and grants programs is one of the core pillars of AFCEA around the globe and the Tampa/St. Petersburg Pelican chapter is proud to be one of the leading chapters around the globe supporting this initiative. The vast majority of revenues collected by the chapter go towards supporting various education programs in our local communities. Those programs include:
- Science Teacher Grants: Grants of varying amounts will be awarded to teachers actively teaching in science classrooms at the elementary, middle and secondary school grades for the purpose of enhancing or supplementing STEM curricula. Priority is given to applications related to electronics, electronic communications, computer science, computer technology, engineering, mathematics or physics.
- College Scholarships: Scholarships of $1,000 to $5,000 will be awarded to high school seniors, college students and students at technical or vocational institutions studying electronics, electronic communications, electrical engineering, information systems, computer science, computer technology, physics or mathematics. Special consideration is given to applicants who are affiliated with the military, ROTC or AFCEA.
- STEM Teacher Scholarships and Teaching Tools Grants: Scholarships of $5,000 will be awarded to students actively pursuing an undergraduate degree (minimum second-year student), graduate degree or credential/licensure for the purpose of teaching STEM subjects at a U.S. middle or secondary school. In addition, each graduating STEM Teacher Scholar will receive a $1,000 Science Teaching Tools grant each year he or she is in the classroom, for three years, on the condition he or she continues teaching a STEM subject.