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.

K-12 Programs and Outreach

K-12 STEM Teacher Grants

Competitive-based grants are available to K-12 teachers or education leaders seeking support for the purchase of tools, equipment and/or educational materials for the purpose of teaching STEM subjects at United States K-12 public or charter schools, or non-profit educational organization serving K-12 aged children. The application form can be found here: K-12 STEM Teacher Grants Application.

Dayton Regional STEM School Teacher Grants

Competitive-based grants are available to the Dayton Regional STEM School (DRSS) for the purchase of tools, equipment and/or educational materials. One of 10 public STEM schools being created across Ohio, the DRSS offers students a relevant, real world educational experience which will prepare them for college and opportunities in the work world. The Dayton-Wright AFCEA Chapter regularly supports a number of educational initiatives at the DRSS, including technical support, grants and scholarships to students. The application form can be found here: Dayton Regional STEM School Teacher Grant Application.

CyberPatriot Team Support Grants

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. To learn more about the CyberPatriot program, click here: CyberPatriot Program.

Competitive-based grants are available to K-12 schools or organizations seeking support for the purchase of tools, equipment and/or educational materials for the purpose of competing in the US CyberPatriot Competition. Awards will be made to United States K-12 public or charter schools, or non-profit educational organization serving K-12 aged children. Determination of award will be based on the proposed application of the funds, and the financial needs of the requesting team and/or organization. The application form can be found here: CyberPatriot Team Support Grant Application.

Robotics Challenge

The Dayton-Wright AFCEA Chapter hosts Robotics Challenges for area students in Grades 4-6 at the National Museum of the Air Force. Approximately 8 teams from Miami Valley schools can participate in each challenge day.  On competition day, each team will be given a NodeBot kit to assemble. The wireless or wired NodeBots will be programmed by the team. NodeBots will be pre-programmed with some basic controls. Team coaches and mentors will provide each team advice and encouragement to program the NodeBots to be operational. Teams will then upgrade their NodeBots for sophistication and competition dominance. Finally, the teams will be ready for the “Robotics Challenge” and test their NodeBots against their opponents to determine the ultimate champion. For more information or to submit your team for a challenge day, contact us at education.dwafcea@gmail.com.

Wright-Patterson Educational Outreach Office

The Dayton-Wright AFCEA chapter annually budgets a designated amount to assist the Education Outreach Office located within Wright-Patterson Air Force Base to assist them with funding projects and programs not covered in the funds they receive from the Department of Defense. For more information about their programs, check out the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Educational Outreach Office.

AFCEA International Teaching Grants 

The AFCEA Educational Foundation is dedicated to providing support to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) students and teachers. Since 2010, AFCEA Educational Foundation has invested more than $1.2 million in teachers who are providing innovative STEM learning opportunities in their classrooms. These funds have directly impacted more than 60,000 students in elementary through high school across the United States.  A variety of Grants are available at the International, Chapter and European levels. Click here to learn more.


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