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AFCEA STEM Teachers Scholarship

published Apr 5, 2011 11:46am
Calling the nation's declining numbers of science, technology, engineering and math students "one of the greatest challenges facing America," AFCEA International and the AFCEA Educational Foundation are increasing the number of scholarships available to support those preparing to teach a STEM subject in an American middle or secondary school. The increase from 35 to 50 annual scholarships of $5,000 each comes only one year after AFCEA launched the initiative.

Students eligible to compete for AFCEA STEM scholarships must be U.S. citizens attending an accredited college or university in the U.S. and majoring in Education for the purpose of teaching a STEM subject in a U.S. middle or secondary school. Additionally, nominees must be enrolled full time and hold a minimum grade point average of 3.0.

In addition to the Scholarship, each graduating AFCEA STEM Scholar will receive a $1,000 AFCEA Science Teaching Tool (STT) grant each year for three years, provided they remain teaching a STEM subject. Science Teaching Tool grants are intended to augment the needs of the STEM teacher and enrich the learning experience of his/her students. Past STT grants have been used to fund hardware and software, purchase classroom tools, and enhance extracurricular STEM focused clubs and activities.

Interested applicants can access the AFCEA STEM Teacher application form at http://stem.afcea.org.
Application deadline is May 1, 2011. Scholarships will be awarded in August. If you have any questions, please contact Norma Corrales at scholarship@afcea.org or (703)631-6149.

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