$8,000 College Scholarship Program

The San Diego AFCEA Chapter provides one or more scholarships of up to $2,000 per year, renewable annually for a maximum award of $8,000 for undergraduate studies over four years.

This scholarship is available to San Diego County students majoring in science, math or engineering curriculum’s at four-year, degree granting universities anywhere in the United States. Graduating high school students and students already in college may apply. 

2018 High School and College $8,000 Scholarship winners:

This is a $2,000 per year award for up to four years of undergraduate studies based on the student’s academics and superior extra-curricular activities. Students must be majoring in Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM) curriculums at any four-year degree granting colleges in the U.S. We have 2 high school winners and 1 college winner:

  1. David Wang is a recent graduate of The Bishop’s School and will attend Columbia University this fall, majoring in Biochemistry. He is one of 10 Rabi scholars in Columbia recognized for his STEM potential. He is a published author in an International Mathematics journal, was Chemistry Olympiad finalist and a winner at both National Economics and National Mathematics competitions. He has also conducted research at the San Diego Supercomputer center and at UCSD Moores cancer center. He has spent many hours volunteering at the Lightbridge Hospice center where he worked with Alzheimer’s patients.
  1. Our second winner is Mr. Rithvik Rao from Canyon Crest academy, and plans to matriculate at Harvard this fall majoring in Computer Science. Besides having stellar academics, including perfect ACT score, he has performed a gamut of community service activities, including working as a teaching assistant for ESET Cyber Bootcamp. Rithvik has won a ton of awards from various organizations including one from the Future Problem Solving Club. 
  1. Our third winner, Ms. Kaitlyn Fisher receives the College Scholarship. She will continue studying Civil Engineering at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo and will graduate in 2020. She has outstanding academic credentials, including being on the Dean’s List in 2016, 2017 and 2018. She is an active participant in Engineers without Borders where she worked on projects in Nicaragua, and at One Cool Earth non-profit organization where she builds community gardens for public schools.

Applications are due by the end of April to the address on the form. Selections are made in May, notifications take place in June and checks are distributed to students in July or August. Please check our web site www.afcea-sd.org select the “Student” tab and scroll down to “Scholarships” details.

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