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2024 AFCEA DC Scholarship Program

Each year, to promote higher education in the STEM fields of computer science, engineering, mathematics, physics, chemistry, and management information systems through financial scholarship awards, AFCEA DC selects exceptional graduating high school seniors headed to a 4-year college or university. Please invite your friends and family with high school seniors to learn more and be a part of this AFCEA DC tradition.

If you know a high school senior majoring in a STEM field next year, have them apply for the #1 scholarship in the DC Metro Area, as ranked by College Consensus.



The 2024 Scholarship Application Period is now CLOSED.

Recipients will be announced in late April 2024.


Before you get started, please make sure you have the following items:

  • AFCEA Member number, if applicable
  • List of school and extracurricular activities and awards
  • Experience or work history
  • A list of all expenses you expect to pay toward college
  • Two individuals identified to request a letter of recommendation from attesting to the student’s qualifications regarding this scholarship.
    • The application has an automated system to send your two individuals a request to submit their Letter of Recommendation online.
  • Summary and statement from Guidance Counselor. This piece is mandatory. Without this added to your application, it will be considered ineligible for grading
    • The application has an automated system to send your Guidance Counselor a request to submit the information online.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Resident within the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments
  • High school senior or a second-year student in a two-year Community College transitioning to a four-year college or university
  • Winners of full tuition Scholarships are not eligible
  • Guidance Counselor Summary and Statement, submitted by the Guidance Counselor. Applications without this piece will not be considered.
  • Acceptance to a U.S. accredited college or university in a four-year full-time STEM curriculum for computer science, engineering [all], mathematics, physics, chemistry, cybersecurity, and management information systems; and Command, Control, Communications, Computers, and Intelligence (C4I)-related fields of study including electrical, computer, chemical, aerospace or systems engineering or electronics


Have questions about this process? Reach out to us at scholarships@dc.afceachapters.org, and we will get back to you as soon as we can.