Ralph W. Shrader Graduate Diversity Scholarship

🏆 Available:
💰 $3,000
⏳ 04/30

Scholarship Description

Scholarships of $3,000 will be awarded to full-time students (women and minority students), enrolled in their second semester and at least two semester-equivalent courses) currently pursuing a graduate degree at any accredited academic institution in the United States and living in the United States in an eligible major that supports the mission of AFCEA Educational Foundation. The expected graduation date cannot be in the year the scholarship is awarded. Undergraduate students should apply to the AFCEA Undergraduate Diversity Scholarship.

*Scholarship awards are subject to availability of funding.  The scholarship funding is restricted to tuition and course-related expenses, such as fees, books, supplies, and equipment that are required for the courses at the university.


NOTE: Failure to meet requirements could affect scholarship eligibility.

U.S. Citizenship is required for all applicants.

AFCEA’s focus is on STEM/hard sciences – information technology, cybersecurity, telecommunications electronics supporting defense, homeland security, and intelligence communities.

Eligibility Requirements

  • 3.5 Minimum GPA
  • Must be Female
  • Must be American Indian/Alaska Native
  • Must be Asian/Pacific Islander
  • Must be Black, non-Hispanic
  • Must be Hispanic, Latino/a
  • Award is available to U.S. citizens

Application Requirements

  • Application form required
  • Transcript required
  • Essay required
  • Recommendations or references required
  • Resume Required

How To Apply

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Donor: Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association, Educational Foundation

The AFCEA Educational Foundation provides incentives, opportunities and assistance to people engaged in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines. Our programs focus on information technology, cybersecurity, telecommunications and electronics supporting the defense, homeland security and intelligence communities. The foundation, in conjunction with AFCEA chapters worldwide, provides more than $2 million in scholarships a year.