San Diego County Scholarship Program

Scholarship Value: $8,000
Awards Available: 3
Award Deadline: Jun 3, 2024

The San Diego AFCEA Chapter provides three $2,000 per year scholarships, renewable annually for a maximum award of $8,000 for undergraduate studies over four years. Selected students must have strong academics, a record of leadership, extracurricular activities, and volunteer service activities both in their school and in their community. The three $2,000 scholarships are each awarded to one competitively selected graduating high school student who will attend an accredited four-year college or university in the United States. Candidates must be residents of San Diego County, have a minimum grade point average of 4.0, and be majoring in science, technology, math, or engineering curriculums.

Completed application packets must be received online via email sent to Gloria McKearney, Scholarship Chair, at gloria.mckearney2@gmail.com by June 3, 2024.  Applications received after that date will not be considered. Applicants are responsible for the completeness and timeliness of their submissions. Selections and notifications will be made by July 15th, 2024.  Checks will be distributed by August 14, 2024.

Common Application

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

  • United States Citizen or permanent legal resident
  • Resident of San Diego County
  • High School Senior (in the case of the AFCEAN-Dependent scholarship, can be a full-time college student)
  • Record of leadership and volunteering activities within his/her high school, church, community, etc.
  • Cumulative unweighted GPA of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale
  • Acceptance to and eventual attendance at an accredited four-year college or University in the United States
  • Major in Science, Technology, Engineering or Math curriculum

INSTRUCTIONS

Please fill out the application.  Your completed application must be returned with these supporting documents in one PDF file:

  1. A copy of your college/university acceptance letter.
  2. A copy of the Financial Aid Award letter from your selected college/university.
  3. A copy of your SAT/ACT scores (scores selected should be from a single testing date)* Since many colleges are not requiring the SAT/ACT test scores, the test scores will be considered in the application but are not required.
  4. A copy of current transcripts (including any college courses you are currently taking).  Transcripts can be unofficial such as a copy or printout of an online version of your transcripts. Your most recent grade transcript.
  5. Letter of recommendation from a teacher, counselor, sports coach, research advisor, or school administrator who knows your leadership ability and community service.
  6. List of other scholarships/awards won.
  7. Essay (maximum 500 words) addressing “How do you see your career in STEM making an impact on America’s workforce values and future?” 
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