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AFCEA Offers up to $80,000 in STEM Scholarships

July 18, 2021, 5:15 PM HST
* Updated July 18, 2:28 PM
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As college students prepare to return to campus, AFCEA is offering financial assistance to the state’s top STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) students. And for the second year, they will also be awarding STEM Grants to help provide support for STEM programs for Hawaii K-12 students.

Linda Newton, the AFCEA Hawaii Chapter President explains, “Our goal is to promote STEM and Cyber Education for all students based in Hawaii. We strongly believe in the value of STEM education from kindergarten to post-graduate levels. We have been blessed to be able to support local students through college scholarships and provide STEM Grants to teachers and organizations supporting K-12 students. We want to help build the cyber leaders and technologists of the future.”

STEM Scholarships:

AFCEA Hawaii plans to award up to 15 scholarships to Hawaii’s best and brightest students who are majoring in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and cyber. Students must be enrolled in an accredited college or university either in Hawaii or on the mainland. The scholarships range from $2000-$5000. Last year, the program awarded $120,500 to 41 Hawaii-based students majoring in Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM) fields to include Cyber and Intelligence.  

All our scholarships are merit based, so financial need or family income is not considered. Candidates are reviewed based on academic performance, a personal essay, and a letter of reference.

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Students may apply online at ScholarsApp https://scholarsapp.com/scholarship/afcea-hawaii-scholarships. Questions about the scholarships may also be submitted on ScholarsApp or by sending an email to [email protected].  Applications are open until July 29, 2021.

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STEM Grants

AFCEA Hawaii proudly announces its second season for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Teacher Grants.  The education mission includes directly supporting Hawaii based students, teachers, and professionals in their pursuit of continued STEM education.  Motivated teachers, directors, volunteers, etc., and their programs spark a lasting enthusiasm and set the foundation for students to engage in STEM subjects and pursue fulfilling careers in STEM related fields.  These grants recognize outstanding programs that immerse students in critical and creative thinking and demonstrate application through cyber, robotics, coding, website building, engineering, and so many other STEM programs, projects, and activities. Last year, they awarded $35,000 in grants to 24 STEM programs and projects. 

Apply today at ScholarsApp https://scholarsapp.com/scholarship/afcea-hawaii-teacher-stem-grants . The 2021-2022 season is open through July 30, 2021. 

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Note: When you first go into the application at ScholarsApp, click on the “Apply Now” button; then, create your account as a “Professional”. Submit questions about the grants on Scholars App – Grants or send an email to [email protected]

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