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AFCEA DC Scholarship Program - 2014

To promote higher education, AFCEA DC awards merit-based college scholarships to eligible applicants in the Washington DC Metropolitan area (View eligible counties in NoVA and Suburban MD, in addition to Washington, DC).  Since 1989, we have awarded over $2 million in scholarships to the region's students - 300+ recipients, representing 100+ high schools, entering 66+ U.S. colleges & universities.

In 2014 AFCEA DC will award multiple single-year standard scholarships in the amount of $4,000 each, and one single-year scholarship in the amount of $8,000 (to the CAPT Edward F "Cash" Bronson Award).  These scholarships are open to high school seniors who will be entering four-year, accredited degree-granting programs in the Fall of 2014.  We also have a $2,000 single-year scholarship for students transferring from a two-year community college to a four-year, accredited degree-granting program in the Fall of 2014.

Scholarship awards are provided to qualified students pursuing degrees in the C4I-related fields of engineering (electrical, computer, chemical, aerospace or systems); electronics; mathematics; computer science; physics; science education; mathematics education; technology management; or, management information systems. Biology and Bio-Medical Engineering degrees do not qualify for the AFCEA DC Scholarship Program.

Eligibility criteria is detailed on page 1 of the application form.

Scholarship selection is based upon the following criteria:

  • Academic Achievement
  • School Activities
  • Community/Civic Activities
  • Part-Time Work
  • Financial Need (other factors count more)
  • Letters of Recommendation

Download the Scholarship Application


Applications must be postmarked by the deadline of March 31, 2014.

Winners will be notified in May 2014 and honored at a luncheon in June 2014. Scholarships will be awarded in June 2014 and disbursed in the Summer of 2014, upon submittal of a Fall 2014 tuition bill, and checks will be issued to the recipient's school.

For further information and questions about the AFCEA DC scholarship program, eligibility criteria, or selection criteria, please email the AFCEA DC Scholarships Chair, Jenell Porreco, at