AFCEA Hawaii Educational Programs

AFCEA Hawaii is committed to support Hawaii based students, teachers, and professionals in their pursuit of continued education in Science, Technology, Mathematics and Engineering (STEM), Cyber, and Electronics by providing scholarships, grants and awards. The AFCEA Hawaii Chapter works with the community at large -- private, public and academia -- to increase the investment in education in Hawaii.  AFCEA Hawaii has a long history of support for education for Hawaii based students, teachers and professionals and have contributed over $2,000,000 in scholarships to enhance learning and education initiatives in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), Cyber and Electronics. We have awarded 105 scholarships at $250,000 over the past four years.


The AFCEA Hawai'i Educational Programs logo is often recognized as an offering or a gift.  It is a physical contribution of an individual or group request for acknowledgment from a source.  Ho`okupu is used to ensure growth, increase mana (knowledge) or cause to sprout.


Through the AFCEA Educational Programs support of education, scholarships, grants and STEM programs, we will inspire and motivate the young men and women of Hawaii, service men and women, veterans and Wounded Warriors and their families to pursue their education.


AFCEA Hawaii Educational Programs directly support Hawaii based students, teachers, and professionals in their pursuit of continued education in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM), Cyber and Electronics.


Our responsibility is to bring together the community to mentor and coach students and grow the next generation of technologists, scientists, engineers, and cyber patriots.


AFCEA International Scholarship 

Education Programs Merit Scholarship Awards

The following scholarship recognition/awards are selected by the scholarship board and presented to the $3000 - $5000 scholarship awardees.

 Scholarship application deadline has been extended to August 31, 2020 due to the extenuating circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic. We are committed to making sure applicants have enough time to apply, and include supporting documents of essays, transcripts and recommendation letters. 

Veterans Scholarship Opportunity

Veterans can sign up to win a $10,000.00 Scholarship if seeking a degree in computer science. Click link for details and to complete and application

Scholarship Recipients 


AFCEA Hawaii recognizes the importance of encouraging students to pursue Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) careers, and the critical role of teachers in their success. Motivated STEM teachers can spark a lasting enthusiasm for STEM subjects, and provide the foundation for a lifelong and fulfilling career. The AFCEA Hawaii Chapter is dedicated to alleviating the cost to provide activities or tools for Hawaii students inside or outside of the classroom. The grants are open to all schools and projects/programs providing support to STEM students and teachers. STEM Grant awards will be based on teacher/advisor skills, financial need and his/her potential to apply the funds to maximize the benefits for their students.

To empower Hawaii's educators in their drive for STEM innovation and instruction, the AFCEA Hawaii Chapter is pleased to offer two $5000.00 STEM Grants in honor of two AFCEA Hawaii exceptional leaders, Cynthia Pacheco and Ed Ryglewicz. These STEM Grants will recognize outstanding teachers in engaging Hawaii students in critical and creative thinking, and personal broad scope and sustainability beyond the application of their project/program.


AFCEA Hawaii is also offering 20-30 STEM grants for K-12 programs ranging from $200.00 - $2,000.00 per grant for the 2020-2021 school year underway. All STEM Grants must be used for the purpose of STEM learning and directly benefit Hawaii Students.


Volunteering offers the chance to give something back to the community and make a difference. Volunteer opportunities with the AFCEA Hawaii Educational Programs include: 

  • Outreach

  • Public Relations/Marketing

  • Scholarships

  • Fundraising

  • Technet


You can have an impact in someone's life and your contribution to the Programs reflect gifts from the heart. We welcome the opportunity to discuss your philanthropic interests and how they can be realized through your gifts. All gifts are 100% tax-deductible to the extent allowable by law.

Below are different ways of giving to the Programs, or contact the AFCEA Education Programs for more information.

Matching Gifts

Many companies offer matching gift programs that will double, even triple a donation’s value. Check with your company if your company will match your donation to the AFCEA Hawaii Educational Programs. Once you have determined that your company matches donations made to the AFCEA Hawaii Educational Programs, there are two ways to initiate the
matching gift contribution:

1. Obtain the appropriate matching gift verification form from your personnel/human resources office and submit it to the AFCEA Hawaii Educational Programs. Please send the form and a copy of your receipt to the appropriate chapter. The AFCEA Hawaii Educational Programs Tax Identification Number (also known as Employee Identification Number or EIN) is 22-2843441.

AFCEA Hawaii Educational Programs
PO Box 31156
Attn: Matching Gifts
Honolulu, Hawaii 96820

Please be sure to complete the entire donor portion of the form and to include a copy of your gift receipt (if available)..

2. If your company uses an online matching gift platform, submit a matching gift verification request through your company’s online portal using
the address of the AFCEA Hawaii Educational Programs location listed above.

Gift Clubs

Every dollar received is important to us and we know that you have a choice to present your donation to many worthy non-profit organizations.   We humbly accept your generosity and recognized our donors of all categories.


$10,000+ – Lokomaika’i (Generous) Circle

$5,000- $9,999 – Nowelo (Seeking Knowledge) Circle

$1,000-$4,999 – Malama (Take care of ) Society

$500-$999 – Pono (Goodness) Society

$100-$499 – Ohana (Family ) Club

$10-$99 – Aikane (Friendship ) Club

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