One of the primary missions of the Alamo Chapter of AFCEA is to promote education in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math through scholarships and grants. Our purpose is to help alleviate the shortage of people with technical degrees in this country. Every year, the Alamo Chapter allocates a significant portion of our budget to fund these educational programs:
- University of Texas at San Antonio CIAS Program
- Our Lady of the Lake University
- St. Mary's University
- Texas A&M University at San Antonio
- Texas Civil Air Patrol National Defense Training Academy
- AFCEA Education Foundation STEM Teacher Scholarship
- Alamo First Robotics
- UTSA UTeach Program
- Military Education Grants
- San Antonio BEST Competition
- Science Teaching Tools Grants
In 2018, our intent is to emphasize our program on helping Title I and financially challenged Schools, Teachers and Students in order for them to succeed in technology-based career fields. This year’s goal is to give to those who need and deserve the most. If you fall into this category please apply for a scholarship or grant or contact. Vice president of Scholarships and grants at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Click the button below to learn more about Alamo AFCEA Scholarship and Grants to apply.
Academic Scholarships for College Students
Alamo AFCEA is proud to partner with Our Lady of the Lake University, St. Mary's University, University of Texas at San Antonio, and Texas A&M at San Antonio to provide over $140,000 in scholarships to students pursuing a degree in a scientific field of study.
Interested applicants should contact their schools' scholarship and financial aid office to apply.
St. Mary's Scholarships
Military Education Grant
The Alamo Chapter’s Military Education Grant Program is offering grants to help offset the cost of books and fees not covered by the military tuition assistance program. The chapter will award scholarships to selected qualified applicants, not to exceed $500 per applicant per academic year. Repeat
These grants will be awarded to active-duty enlisted and junior officers (O1-O3), living in Texas and pursuing a degree in a science, technology, engineering, intelligence and math field of study. These fields include, but are not limited to: engineering, computer science, information systems, chemistry, physics, intelligence, national security and math.
Each application will be judged on its own merits. Primary consideration will be given to academic excellence. The applicant should provide as much information as possible to assist the scholarship committee in making its selections. Each application must include a copy of the applicant’s transcript, proof of enrollment in the applicable course, evidence of a passing grade in the applicable course, and copies of the book/lab fee receipts. Please submit materials to Margo Farahani at email@example.com.
Science Teaching Tools Grant
This program is intended to promote effective science, technology, engineering, and math teachers in the San Antonio and surrounding area. Special emphasis will be given to Title I schools and teachers. The awards are to be used by the teacher to purchase consumable supplies and teaching materials; as well as; equipment need to support STEM activities. Additionally, special consideration will be given to Title I Schools and Teachers to offset entrance fees for STEM focused competitions.
Grants are limited to $2,000 and invoices for purchases must be provided to Alamo AFCEA. Repeat applications are authorized, but need require significant justification for approval.
San Antonio BEST
The SA BEST (Boosting Engineering, Science, and Technology) competition is a contest held annually to inspire and interest high school students in the fields of science and engineering. With guidance from adult mentors, local teams of students design and build a remote controlled machine to accomplish a specific task. The students are given a box of raw materials from which to build the machine and 6 weeks to design and construct it. The task of the robot is kept secret until Kick-off Day, when all the teams are told what the robot is required to do. On Competition Day, all schools will compete head-on with each other in a thrilling science-fair-turned-sports-event. Several teams advance to the regional Texas BEST competition and compete with the BEST robots from other areas.
More information on the San Antonio BEST program may be found at www.sabest.org.
The Alamo Chapter of AFCEA offers scholarships annually to graduating seniors from the SA BEST competition's overall winning team and 2 scholarships will be given two Rising Star teams.
If you are a scholarship recipient, please complete this form.