The AFCEA NOVA Educational Grants Committee fosters excellence in education through educational incentives, opportunities, grants, and assistance for students engaged in STEM-related course work and extra-curricular activities.
Annual AFCEA NOVA grant amounts vary depending on the revenues generated by the chapter, but typically include the following:
- George Mason University Foundation Grant
- Science Teaching Tools Grants
- Science Fair Awards
One time grants of up to $2000 annually are available to support groups based on a successful submission of a grant application and selection by the Educational Grants Committee in a competitive process. Groups can be formally chartered or informal. All must be Northern-Virginia based and promote STEM Education to be considered. Other criteria for selection are based upon the questions contained in the online Grant application.