The AFCEA Educational Foundation is offering 50 scholarships of $5,000 each to students actively pursuing an undergraduate degree, graduate degree, or credential/licensure for the purpose of teaching STEM (science, technology, engineering, or math) subjects at a U.S. middle or secondary school.

To be eligible, students must be U.S. citizens with a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 (or equivalent). Undergraduate candidates must be attending an accredited U.S. college or university on-campus and majoring in secondary education or a STEM field for the purpose of teaching STEM subjects in a U.S. middle or secondary school.

You can find more information at the AFCEA website, including a list of Frequently Asked Questions and information on the 2011 recipients of scholarships.

In addition to the $5,000 scholarship, each graduating AFCEA STEM Scholar can receive a $1,000 AFCEA STEM Teaching Tools grant each year for three years if the recipient continues teaching a STEM subject. These grants can be used to fund hardware and software, other classroom tools, field trips, STEM-focused clubs, and other activities.

Interested candidates, teachers, and mentors can find more information and apply online for a scholarship at

The application deadline is April 1.

Regular updates on the program are available through Twitter (@afcea_ed) or Facebook (!/AFCEA.Scholarships).

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