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  • The applicant must have education and career plans related to fields of technology and science such as telecommunications, systems networking, electronics, computers, engineering, physics, mathematics, information security, information systems, or information sciences. Plans for management, business, or other technical degrees that relate to the previously listed fields are also acceptable. This is evaluated on the stated major, degree program and supporting material provided.
  • The applicant’s statement of career goals/ambitions essay (limited to 500 words or fewer). The essay is evaluated to the degree it is pertinent to the fields of technology and the mission of AFCEA International.
  • The applicant’s demonstrated active involvement in school and the community. Military applicants may also include involvement in the military community. Evaluated to the degree of involvement, leadership, and relationship to AFCEA Mission and applicant’s career goals.
  • The applicant’s high school transcripts show course grades, GPA and class ranking. College transcripts show course grades and GPA for all semesters including fall 2013. Application is evaluated on grades and types of courses taken related to the personal goals.
  • The high school applicant scholarship winners are usually in the top 10% of their HS class and have an AP weighted GPA greater than 3.5. College applicant’s scholarship winners usually have a GPA greater than 3.2 on a 4 point scale. Scholarship winners are successful in advanced science, mathematics and technology related courses.
  • The letters of recommendation show personal knowledge and experience with the applicant. The optional third letter from a current or past member of AFCEA, the military, Homeland Security, US Intelligence Agency, or first responder.
  • Applicant’s residence is in the local Fayetteville / Raleigh-Durham area of North Carolina, as well as Ft Bragg/Pope Field employees (civilian or military) or their dependents.