Tuesday, June 3, 2014
The South Carolina Lowcountry Chapter of AFCEA International presented academic scholarships totaling over $45,000 to 15 college-bound Charleston-area students during their luncheon meeting on May 21 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. The Lowcountry Chapter raised funds to support the scholarships through their spring and fall golf tournaments, actively supported by its 300-plus members and industry supporters.
Applicants were evaluated on academic performance, class rank, test scores, essay evaluations, participation in school activities, letters of recommendations and financial need. Students interested in competing for the 2015 scholarship program should work through their school guidance counselors to apply.
The South Carolina Lowcountry Chapter of AFCEA has provided scholarship awards in the past several years to local Charleston-area high school students who choose to pursue undergraduate studies in science technology, engineering, or math (STEM). The Armed Forces Communications and Electronic Association (AFCEA), established in 1946, is a nonprofit organization serving its members by providing a forum for the ethical exchange of information, and dedicated to increasing knowledge through the exploration of issues relevant to its members in information technology, communications and electronics for the defense, homeland security and intelligence communities. More information on the local chapter activities can be found at www.charleston.afceachapter.org.