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Alamo AFCEA Scholarships & Grants

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 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:

Learn more about Alamo AFCEA Scholarship and Grants to apply.


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.

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.

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 us at

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 $1,000 and invoices for purchases must be provided to Alamo AFCEA. Repeat applications are authorized, but need require significant justification for approval.

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

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 to two Rising Star teams. If you are a scholarship recipient, please click the button below to submit our request form.

St. Mary's Scholarship

The Office of Financial Assistance connects students and families with the financial resources required to finance a St. Mary’s education. Our staff works personally with students and their families to explain available options and help them to choose the best methods to meet the cost of attendance.

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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.

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Words of Appreciation from AFCEA Scholarship Recipients

Thank you very much for selecting me to receive the Alamo AFCEA scholarship. I am very grateful. It is always motivating to me when a third party shows hope in my education like you did. Thank you so much for what you do.
Andrew Weinrich, B.S. Geophysics
Thank you so much! This generous award will truly make a difference in the obtainment of my degree and my future. Knowing that I have support for continuing my education in the computer engineering field pushes me to work harder.
Gabrielle Cho, B.S. Computer Engineering
I am very fortunate to have been chosen as a recipient of the Alamo AFCEA scholarship. Following graduation I plan to move to the front of the classroom and work as an educator in the public school system. Thank you for the financial support you have provided to me and the UTSA community.
Benjamin Covington, Senior, Multidisciplinary Science major
Networking and job opportunities are crucial at this stage in a students life. The connections you and AFCEA have provided to myself and all the other recipients of the scholarship will prove invaluable in our coming job/internship searches. I am very grateful for all the work you have put in to assuring that not only can we fund our education, but that we also have great options once we are out of school.
Luke Weatherby
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