Cyber Security Certification Scholarships

Scholarship Description

Cyber Security Certification Scholarships of $1,000 will be awarded to Young AFCEAN** candidates currently pursuing a certification such as those required by DOD 8570.01-M.  Enrollment in an AFCEA Professional Development Center (PDC) Cyber Security course is eligible.

**A Young AFCEAN is an AFCEA member under the age of 40.

Applications are requested from qualified sophomore, junior or senior undergraduate students and graduate students enrolled full time in an eligible degree-granting program.  Must be at least second-year student, regardless of academic hours accumulated.

Applicants must be currently enrolled at the time of application in a two-year or four-year accredited college or university in the United States. Distance-learning programs are eligible.

U.S. citizenship required.

A minimum overall GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale is required.

Candidates must be majoring in a field directly related to the support of U.S. cyber security enterprises with relevance to the mission of AFCEA such as cyber security, cyber attack, computer science, digital forensics, information technology, or electronic engineering.

These are merit scholarships based on demonstrated academic excellence, leadership, and financial need.

PLEASE NOTE: Two letters of reference are required.  At least one letter of recommendation must be from a field-of-study professor; an additional letter may be from a second faculty member or an employer.

Instructions on electronic submission of the Recommendation letters will be provided to the endorsers as part of the on-line application process - please do not mail separately.  Letters will be addressed to:

Mr. Fred H. Rainbow
Vice President and Executive Director
AFCEA Educational Foundation
4400 Fair Lakes Court
Fairfax, VA 22033

An official transcript reflecting all college-level study will also be required. All items must arrive by the deadline date - electronic submission in pdf format preferred.

If electronic submission is not possible, please send official document to the AFCEA address listed above.

Year of Need: College Sophomore, College Junior, College Senior, 2nd Year Grad, 3rd Year Grad,

Type: Merit Based

Num Awards: Multiple

Min Award: Varies

Max Award: 1,000

Deadline: 2019-11-01


Sponsoring Organization AFCEA Educational Foundation
4400 Fair Lakes Court
Fairfax, VA 22033-3899

Contact Person:

Phone: 703-631-6149

Fax: 703-631-4693