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. AFCEA Hawaii is proud to announce the award of $35,000 in our inaugural STEM Grants to 24 Hawaii schools and non-profit organizations in November 2020. These STEM Grants recognize outstanding teachers and advisors who engage students in critical and creative thinking, and demonstrate broad scope and sustainability beyond the application of their program or project. There were two $5,000 STEM grants awarded in honor of AFCEA Hawaii leaders, Cynthia Pacheco and Edward Ryglewicz. An additional $25,000 in STEM Grants were awarded, ranging from $500 to $2,000 per grant, to twenty-three K-12 STEM programs or projects for the 2020-2021 school year.  


Announcements were distributed to nearly all public (DOE), private schools, charter schools as well as student and youth organizations. We will be following up with the STEM Grant awardees next year to review their progress and impact on 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

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