Scholarship Information (2020-2021)

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Jack Kent CookeFoundation Scholarship - $160,000- 40 Awards (Deadline: October 30, 2020) 

To be eligible for the scholarship a student must: 

  • Be a high-achieving high school senior with financial need who plans to attend a four-year college. 
  • Be have a GPA of 3.5 or higher. 

Applications can be found by click here

SP High School Scholarship - $10,000- 10 Awards (Deadline: October 31, 2020) 

To be eligible for the scholarship a student must: 
Be a high school studen t planning to attend college in September 2021. 
Answer the Essay question on the sponsors website. 

Applications can be found by clicking here

Voice of Democracy Scholarship• $30,000 • 50 Awards (Deadline: October 31, 2020) 

To be eligible for the scholarship a student must: 

  • Currently be in high school between the grades 9-12. 
  • Be enrolled in a public,private or parochialhigh school or home study program in the United States. Applications can be found by clicking here.

Coca-Cola Scholars Program• $20,000 - 150 Award (Deadline: October 31, 2020) 

To be eligible for the scholarship a student must: 

  • Current high school (or home-schooled) student attending a school in the U.S. (or select DoD schools) who will graduate during the 2020-2021 academic school year 
  • U.S. Citizens, U.S. Nationals, U.S. Permanent Residents, Refugees, Asylees, Cuba n-Haitian Entrants, or Humanitarian Parolees - based on the guidelines utilized by U.S. Department of Education for Federal Financial Aid eligibility 

Applications can be found by clicking here,

You Deserve It Scholarship - $1,000 - 1 Award (Deadline: November 29, 2020) 

To be eligible for the scholarship a student must: 

  • Be a resident of any of the 50 United States, District of Columbia or US Territories. 
  • Be 16 years of age or older and be enrolled in college or registered in a high school. 

Applications can be found by clicking here.

Real World DesignChallenge Scholarships- $50,000- 7 Awards (Deadline: November30, 2020) 

To be eligible for the scholarship a student must: 

  • Be currently enrolled in grades nine, ten, eleven or twelve.
  • Students enrolled in school environments with alternative grade or level designations must be engaged in a program of study equivalent to the corresponding high school grade level. 

Applications can be found by clicking here

10 Words or Less Scholarship• $500- 1 Award (Deadline: November 30, 2020) 

To be eligible for the scholarship a student must: 

Be between the ages of 14-25 who will be attending school in the Fall of 2021. 

Applications can be found by clicking here.

Innovation Scholarship• $2,500 • 6 Awards (Deadline: December 1, 2020) 

To be eligible for the scholarship a student must: 

  • Be a high school junior or senior. 
  • Have participated in a project within the community and demonstrate how that has contributed to your growth as an individual. 

Applications can be found by clicking here

B. Davis Scholarship "DEADLINE: May 22, 2021"
The creators of the “Student Award Search Aid” website are offering a scholarship for 2021.

This Scholarship is available to all high school juniors and seniors as well as all students currently registered in any post secondary institution.

There is no age restriction
Be sure to include your name and the school you are attending this year and next
This is not an academic scholarship but we would like to know where you are going to school now and what your future academic plans are.
Please do not send transcripts or letters of recommendation at this time.

Application Procedure
To apply for this scholarship you will need to write an essay of less than or equal to 1,000 words on the topic below:
Describe the three characteristics of leadership you value most.  Discuss why you believe that these traits are so important and how you feel that they are developed in an individual.
Your submissions must be sent to us by email at

Future Minority Leaders & Technologists STEM Scholarship "December 18, 2020."
This is AFCEA Central Maryland Chapter’s latest scholarship to give an opportunity to future minority leaders and technologists who wish to pursue a STEM career. 
This scholarship is for a minority student graduating from a public high school in Baltimore City, or any of these counties: Anne Arundel, Howard, Carroll, Baltimore, or northern Prince George’s. This scholarship is to help pursue a STEM education followed by a career in the Defense, Intelligence, or Homeland Security communities.
Each scholarship is to be applied towards the student’s academic education. Each scholarship will be $2,500 for each year of a degree program. ($5,000 to attend a community college; $10,000 to attend a four-year university or college). This is for a full-time student.
Applicants must:

  • Be an academically-competitive, well-rounded, graduating high school senior.
  • Attend a high school in Baltimore City or one of the following Central Maryland counties: Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Howard, or northern Prince George’s
  • Be a US Citizen.
  • Have a cumulative high school unweighted GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Plan to enter a field of study supportive of national defense (i.e., systems engineering, software engineering, math, cyber, information technology, electrical engineering, computer engineering, computer science, physics, mechanical engineering, or materials science or engineering relating to IT, communications and electronics) and can apply their studies directly to the Intelligence Community, homeland security, or national defense objectives.
  • Stay in a field of study supportive of national defense for each of the applicant’s two years and graduate.

For any questions, please
Please note: Students who pursue a degree in other areas to include medicine, nursing, law, biology, environmental, or any form of engineering not listed in this section are unlikely to be considered for this scholarship. If you are unsure, please scholarships@centralmd.afceachapters.orgemailto clarify.

Application Files:
Student scholarship submissions must include all of the following: 

  1. A completed application submitted online ( which includes general information about the applicant. 
  2. A 750-1,000 word essay written by the applicant addressing: (1) How your activities (i.e., academic studies, extra-curricular activities, and volunteering, employment, sports, etc.) to date have prepared you for the future and (2) How your collegiate study of systems engineering; software engineering; math; cyber; information technology; electrical engineering; computer engineering; computer science; physics; aerospace engineering; mechanical engineering; materials science; or engineering relating to IT, communications, or electronics might prepare you for a career supporting intelligence, homeland security, or national defense objectives (submit with on-line application). 
  3. A resume from the applicant detailing, at a minimum, accomplishments, work experience, and community involvement (submit with on-line application). 
  4. An official, certified high school transcript of completed courses and grades mailed directly from the high school to the address above or emailed directly from the high school to 
  5. Test scores: A copy of the applicant’s SAT or ACT scores from the testing center. If you do not have SAT or ACT scores and have PSAT scores or equivalent, please provide those scores. Please submit applicable AP test scores. While there is no requirement for test scores this year due to coronavirus challenges, the Evaluation Committee will take test scores into consideration if they are provided. Please email the official report that you receive from the testing center for all test scores to be submitted to Please note that AFCEA is not listed as a site that scores be sent to, so you will have to scan the report and email or mail to the P.O. Box address above. Be sure that the report has your full name on it. 
  6. Two letters of recommendation: one letter must be from an academic person (i.e., a school official – teacher, principal) and the second letter must be from a non-academic person (i.e., a person outside of school – clergy, a person you work/intern for, a volunteer leader, a coach). Letters from school counselors are not acceptable. Letters should be specific to this scholarship and not be letters that are for entry to a university or college. Letters may be emailed to Please be sure to follow up with the persons who are emailing letters of recommendation to ensure that they have submitted them. 
  7. Click Here for the application

All interested students must submit their completed applications online by December 18, 2020.

Other AFCEA Scholarships
During the 2020 –2021 School Year, AFCEA CMD offers the following STEM-oriented scholarship to deserving students:

  • Merit Scholarship –A STEM scholarship based on merit. This scholarship is designed to support women students that are interested in Cyber Studies and technology.  Click Here
  • Freedom Scholarship –A STEM scholarship for students who have experienced a family or personal hardship that impacts their studies.  Click Here
  • Morgenstern Scholarship –A STEM scholarship for Anne Arundel County public high school students wishing to study at Anne Arundel Community College   Click Here
  • Chrissy Bobb Community College STEM Scholarship -- This scholarship is for graduating and recently graduated (within two years) high school seniors who have chosen to attend Anne Arundel Community College. This scholarship is to help pursue a STEM education followed by a career in the Defense, Intelligence, or Homeland Security communities. Click Here
  • Future Minority Leaders & Technologists STEM Scholarship- This is AFCEA Central Maryland Chapter’s latest scholarship to give an opportunity to future minority leaders and technologists who wish to pursue a STEM career. Look to Mrs. Minnie McNeal Kenny who was an African-American employee in the Intelligence Community who, during her 43-year career, received several high ranking recognition awards including the Intelligence Community Distinguished Service Award. She is an example of a minority leader that had an impact on national security. Read more about Mrs, Kenny at is external) and consider applying for this scholarship if you meet the criteria. You could be the next Mrs. Kenny.   Click Here