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AFCEA Hampton Roads Educational Foundation Programs

The AFCEA Hampton Roads Educational Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to providing educational incentives, opportunities and assistance for people engaged in information management, communications and intelligence efforts and fostering excellence in education particularly in the "hard science" disciplines related to C4ISR. Our mission is to support development of engineers and technical personnel through scholarships, awards, and grants for educational activities of high value and professional educational programs.

    The components of the AFCEA Hampton Roads Educational Foundation's present efforts are:
  • Undergraduate Scholarships
  • Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM) Teaching Tools Awards (STTA)
  • Supporting the Tidewater Science and Engineering Fair
  • Junior Reserve Officer Training (ROTC) Leadership Awards

If you have any additional questions about AFCEA Hampton Roads Educational Foundation Programs, contact the Committee Chairman, Arthur Hernandez, by telephone at (757) 320-6401 or by e-mail addressed to scholarships@afceahamptonroads.org

Undergraduate Scholarships:
The AFCEA Hampton Roads Chapter plans to award/renew scholarships of up to $2,500 in 2015 to outstanding students from the Hampton Roads area, subject to the availability of funds. Scholarships will be 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 STEM disciplines that will prepare the student for a professional career supporting AFCEA's focus on military communications, electronics, information technology, and intelligence systems. Distance-Learning programs are not eligible. For more information, follow the link in the "Scholarships" drop-down menu.

STEM Teaching Tools Awards (STTA) to Middle School and High School STEM Teachers
AFCEA Hampton Roads is a technical/professional organization that realizes the importance of encouraging students to study the STEM disciplines that support our industry's focus on the design, development, manufacture, maintenance, and operation of communications, electronics, information technology, and intelligence systems. Effective STEM education at the middle school and high school levels can capture students' interest and inspire them to study the "hard" subjects as STEM majors when they enter college. The STEM Teaching Tools Awards (STTA) Program is a jointly funded by AFCEA Hampton Roads Educational Foundation and AFCEA International Educational Foundation to promote effective STEM education by enhancing the resources available to STEM teachers in middle and secondary schools in South Side Hampton Roads. In October 2014, 8 teachers received a total of $8,000 in STEM Teaching Tools Awards. For more information, follow the link in the "Scholarships" drop-down menu.

Tidewater Regional Science & Engineering Fair
AFCEA Hampton Roads supports the Tidewater Science & Engineering Fair with an annual donation and special awards for projects relevant the AFCEA mission. The Hampton Roads and Tidewater Chapters and their corporate members donate funds to the Tidewater Regional Science Fair organizing committee to defray the administrative expenses of the Tidewater Science & Engineering Fair. For more information, follow the link in the "Scholarships" drop-down menu.

Junior Reserve Officer Training Program (JROTC) Leadership Awards:
The JROTC program demonstrates our support for the JROTC program in Hampton Roads High Schools. The goal of the program is to provide Hampton Roads JROTC units with a means of publicly recognizing cadets who have distinguished themselves through a combination of superior academic performance, commitment in word and deed to the mission and goals of the JROTC program, and demonstrated leadership potential within the JROTC unit, the school, and the broader local community. For more information, follow the link in the "Scholarships" drop-down menu

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