STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
Holloway Hall

AFCEA Scholarships for Teaching STEM

DEADLINE: Varies by year - the 2014 deadline is April 1

SU Student Aundrea Atwood (Mathematics Education) was a 2012 recipient of this scholarship

SU students Kristen Kent and Haley Quillen were both 2013 recipients of this scholarship

The AFCEA Educational Foundation is offering a minimum of 50 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 mathematics) subjects at a U.S. middle or high school.

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.

In addition to the $5,000 scholarship, each graduating AFCEA STEM Scholar can receive a $1,000 AFCEA STEM Teaching Tools grant each year for three years if the recipient continues teaching a STEM subject.  These grants can be used to fund hardware and software, other classroom tools, field trips, and STEM-focused extra-curricular activities and clubs.

Interested students can get more information and access the online application at http://stem.afcea.org.