DAYTON-WRIGHT AFCEA EDUCATIONAL OUTREACH, SCHOLARSHIPS AND GRANTS

Education is an AFCEA core value. The Dayton–Wright Chapter of AFCEA, in partnership with the AFCEA Educational Foundation, presents an average of $35,000 annually in scholarships, grants, and awards to students and teachers in K-12 science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) and Cyber related programs, ROTC programs, traditional university degree programs, professional development and other educational areas. The following are some of the many ways the Dayton-Wright AFCEA Chapter supports the community and ways qualified candidates can apply for them.

COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS

General Janet C. Wolfenbarger Scholarship

The General Janet C. Wolfenbarger scholarship was established in recognition of the general’s life-long contributions to the United States and the U.S. Air Force. A true STEM champion, exceptional leader, and graduate of Beavercreek High School, this scholarship is designed to honor General Wolfenbarger's legacy by being awarded to a local student with leadership and community service qualities seeking to further their education in a STEM related field. As the General was the first woman to achieve the rank of four-star general in the Air Force, preferences will be given to female students with an association (parent or guardian of a civilian employee, military or contractor) of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and/or that attended or are attending Beavercreek High School. Candidates must be a US citizen, seeking a STEM-related degree from an accredited secondary institution, exhibit strong leadership skills, demonstrated community service/involvement, and have maintained an overall GPA of at least 3.3 in high school or college. Awardees will receive a $1000 scholarship. Go to the Dayton-Wright AFCEA Chapter Janet C. Wolfenbarger Scholarship Application page to apply.  Applications are due June 1st.

Congratulations to the 2021 Award Recipients: 

  • Adja Diagne from Xenia High School attending Wright State University

  • Deja Scott from Wayne High School attending Bowling Green State University

    Congratulations to the 2020 Award Recipient: Maria Washler from Beavercreek High School attending Wright State University

    Daniel J. Curtis Memorial Scholarship

    The Daniel J. Curtis Memorial Scholarship was established to celebrate the significant volunteer contributions Dan Curtis made to the Dayton-Wright AFCEA Chapter and his strong advocacy of the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base community.  Dan’s service to the Dayton area started in high school when he was elected class president of Wayne High School.  Leveraging his patriotic passion and Political Science education, Dan became a legislative aide and an executive assistant in the Ohio House early in his career.  Dan served 16 years with the U.S. Air Force and 32 years working with various private sector, nonprofit and governmental organizations to improve his community and the nation. Dan was an active member of the Dayton-Wright AFCEA chapter serving in various capacities including Chapter President.  The Chapter honors his legacy by awarding a scholarship in his name to a student who has shown a desire to serve their community. Preferences will be given to students that attended or are attending Wayne High School. Candidates must be a US citizen, have demonstrated community service and involvement, exhibit leadership skills, and have maintained an overall GPA of at least 3.3 in high school or college. Awardees will receive a $1000 scholarship. Go to the Daniel J. Curtis Memorial Scholarship Application page to apply. Applications are due June 1st.

    Congratulations to the 2021 Award Recipient: Lucas Duncan from homeschool attending Wright State University

    Congratulations to the 2020 Award Recipient: Jeremy Massie from Wayne High School attending Wright State University

    CyberPatriot Scholarship

    CyberPatriot is the National Youth Cyber Education Program created by the Air Force Association to inspire K-12 students toward careers in cybersecurity or other STEM disciplines critical to our nation's future. ‚ÄčAt the core of the program is the National Youth Cyber Defense Competition, the nation's largest cyber defense competition that puts high school and middle school students in charge of securing virtual networks. The Dayton-Wright AFCEA chapter honors previous participants of the CyberPatriot program by offering a scholarship to a local student who has participated in the CyberPatriot competition at the high school level and has shown a desire to pursue a STEM related career fields. Awardees will receive a $1000 scholarship. Go to the CyberPatriot Scholarship Application page to apply. Applications are due June 1st.

    Congratulations to the 2020 Award Recipient: Matthew Sanders from homeschool attending Wright State University

    Undergraduate Scholarships

    The Dayton-Wright AFCEA chapter awards multiple $1000 scholarships annually to local Miami Valley college and university students studying STEM related subjects. Candidates must be US citizens, currently enrolled in and completed at least 12 credit hours at a local accredited college or university and be pursing a STEM related major.  Preferences are given to members or dependents of an AFCEA member and to students who demonstrate a financial need. Each awardee will receive at least a $1000 scholarship. Go to the Undergraduate Scholarships Application page to apply. Applications are due June 1st.

    Congratulations to the 2020 Award Recipients:

    • Addison Rose from Graham High School attending Wright State University
    • Adja Diagne from Xenia High School attending Wright State University
    • Asia Childress from Home Schooled attending Cedarville University
    • Carmen Asman from Beavercreek High School attending Wright State University
    • Jordan Hopkins from Lake High School attending Cedarville University
    • Laurin Ellis from Williamsburg High School attending Wright State University
    • Nathan Holty from Dayton Regional STEM School attending The Ohio State University

    ROTC Scholarships

    The Dayton-Wright AFCEA chapter provides funding to the Wright State University Air Force ROTC Detachment 643rd to distribute scholarships to qualifying cadets enrolled in the ROTC program in Miami Valley Universities.  Qualifying candidates must be a US citizen, have a cumulative GPA or 2.5 or higher, are in the Top 50% of their class, and have a demonstrated financial need. Typical candidates are enrolled in a local accredited college or university pursing a STEM related major and/or Air Force Specialty Code (AFSC).  For more information, contact us at education.dwafcea@gmail.com.

    Wright State University Foundation Scholarships

    The Dayton-Wright Chapter of AFCEA thru the Wright State University Foundation, Inc. provides scholarship funds for students attending Wright State University in the Raj Soin College of Business, the College of Engineering and Computer Science and the College of Science and Mathematics.  Scholarship recipients at the time of award must be in good academic standing; have completed a minimum of 12 credit hours, and no more than 150 credit hours; be pursuing an undergraduate degree within the area of Computer Science, Biomedical Science, Engineering (Computer, Electrical, Mechanical, Biomedical), Management Information Systems, Physics, Engineering Physics, Chemistry or Mathematics; have completed a minimum of one full term of study at Wright State University; and be a U.S. citizen.

    Congratulations to the 2021-2022 Award Recipients:

      • Jayla Pruitt from Shelby County High School attending the University of Dayton
      • Lemuel Duncan from Kiser Lake Academy attending Wright State University
      • Bernadette West from Valley View High School attending Wright State University
      • Jared Eldridge from Springboro High School attending the University of Cincinnati
      • Luke Davis from Jonathan Alder High School attending the University of Dayton
      • Madelyn Rupper from Archbishop Alter High School attending Miami University
      Congratulations to the 2020-2021 Award Recipients:
      • Tyler Frost
      • Carter Caldwell
      • Jakob Kearns

      Congratulations to the 2019-2020 Award Recipients:

      • Andrea Fenton
      • Jared Smith
      • Clarissa Milligan
      Congratulations to the 2018-2019 Award Recipients:
      • Emma Dues
      • Colin Moore
      • Alexander Groeger

      AFCEA International Educational Foundation and Chapter Scholarships

      Many of AFCEA International’s chapters provide scholarships, grants and tuition assistance for aspiring engineers, technicians, programmers, military personnel and government officials. Financial assistance is made available for students living or attending school within each chapter's local community.  Click here to learn more.


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