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2015 Janice Suggs Educational Scholarship Program

The North Carolina Chapter of the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association

(AFCEA NC) is pleased to announce our 2015 Janice Suggs Educational Scholarship. AFCEA is a non-profit organization consisting of over 35,000 members worldwide and dedicated to supporting and promoting professional networking and development within the military technology community. The Janice Suggs Educational Scholarship Program provides merit-based scholarship grants to qualified students who are pursuing degrees or advanced training in science, technology, engineering and math related fields of study. The scholarship recognizes meritorious college bound students and encourages the development of our next generation of science and technology leaders and innovators. Over the past 5 years our chapter has distributed over $250,000 to over 200 students in the local Fayetteville / Raleigh-Durham area of North Carolina. Once again, this year we plan to present several scholarships of approximately $2,000 each to deserving students, including graduating high school seniors, college and graduate student for 2015. Now is the time to apply!

Eligibility Criteria

  • Fayetteville / Raleigh-Durham area of North Carolina residents as well as Ft. Bragg/Pope Field employees (civilian or military) or their dependents.
  • Qualified students pursuing degrees in the science, technology, engineering and math related fields of study.
  • Acceptance to an Accredited College or University in the US in a 4-year degree granting full-time
  • Submit a statement of career goals/ambitions (500 words or less) and one page resume
  • Demonstrate an active involvement in school and the community. Military applicants may also include involvement in the military community.


Applications and guidelines for submitting application packages may be obtained by sending an e-mail request to [email protected]. You may also download the application from Mail completed application packages to:

AFCEA North Carolina Chapter
Attn: Peggy Henderson
PO Box 70222
Ft Bragg, NC 28307

Please return completed applications packages to Peggy Henderson no later than February 28, 2015. (All application submissions must be postmarked by February 28, 2015). Applications will be reviewed in March and scholarships will be announced in April and awarded in May 2015. Scholarships will be presented to winners at our chapter’s luncheon at 11:30 on May 14, 2015 at the Fort Bragg Club.

For additional information, contact Peggy Henderson via telephone at 520-227-2243/910-570-6651, via email at [email protected] or visit .




  1. Several scholarships of approximately $2,000 each will be awarded to several deserving applicants who are residents in the local Fayetteville / Raleigh-Durham area of North Carolina, as well as Ft Bragg/Pope Field employees (civilian or military) or their dependents.
  2. The scholarships are open to returning college students and new college applicants and may be previous winners of a scholarship from the NC Chapter of AFCEA.
  3. The student must apply the scholarship toward tuition, fees and books in 2015. The scholarship winners may be requested to provide a copy of all receipts for college expenses for which the scholarship amount was used to the NC Chapter of AFCEA. Any unused scholarship amount must be refunded to the NC Chapter of AFCEA upon request.
  4. The scholarship will be awarded when applicant is accepted or shows proof of enrollment at an accredited college and provides this information, in writing, to the NC Chapter of AFCEA.

APPLICATION PACKAGE can be downloaded below. It must be postmarked or delivered by February 28, 2015 and should contain only the following: (Make sure packages are complete and in the order requested.)

  1. Completed Scholarship Application Form - 2015 (print application form below).
  2. A 500 word essay describing the applicant’s career goals/ambitions. Must include area of study the applicant plans to pursue and be related to the mission of AFCEA International. Find the mission statement below and at:
  3. One or two page resume showing dates and outlining extracurricular activities, community activities, volunteer projects, and work experience.
  4. Up to three letters of recommendation. One letter should be from a teacher/professor or other school official. A second letter, from someone in applicant’s community (excluding relatives). An optional third letter from a member of AFCEA, member of the military, Homeland Security, civilian working with the military, or first responder. The person providing the reference may be retired.
  5. Copies of high school transcript and college transcripts for all colleges attended. Applicants do not have to provide a high school transcript if they have college transcripts covering the equivalent of two years as a full time college student (usually 60 credits).


Download Application here: 2015 Scholarship Application (Word Format) or 2015 Scholarship Application (PDF Format)