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AFCEA Educational Foundation awards scholarships to bridge STEM education gap

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AFCEA, an international organization who according to their mission statement, is dedicated to increasing knowledge through the exploration of issues relevant to its members in information technology, communications, and electronics for the defense, homeland security and intelligence communities. They believe that expertise in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) is a must to remain competitive in a global economy that depends on technology. But they see that the cost of higher education is soaring and that talented students must navigate the gap between pursuing and affording an education in STEM. So, AFCEA has been awarding scholarships to qualified students.

Recently, the foundation announced the winners of its Intelligence, Afghanistan and Iraq War Veterans, Disabled Veterans and Cyber Security scholarships. Students from Baltimore and surrounding area were well represented in the these scholarships.

AFCEA Educational Foundation Cyber Security scholarships are being awarded to:

Kiara D. Jones from Chesapeake Beach, Maryland, is a senior studying computer information systems at Notre Dame of Maryland University, Baltimore, Maryland.

Michael R. Richardson from Annapolis, Maryland, is a sophomore studying computer science at Villanova University, Villanova, Pennsylvania.

Emily J. Scheerer from Columbia, Maryland, is a senior studying computer science at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Catonsville, Maryland. Scheerer also was awarded this scholarship in her junior year.

Receiving AFCEA Intelligence merit scholarships:

Eric J. Saunders from Springboro, Ohio, is a graduate student studying information technology in the Intelligence Graduate Program at Capitol College, Laurel, Maryland.

Congratulations to these and the other students who were awarded scholarships.

Descriptions about these and other scholarships AFCEA offers as well as application deadlines are available online.

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