From: Kathryn E Agoston
Sent: Tuesday, March 05, 2019 2:38 PM
To: Kylene Kehn-Hall <[log in to unmask]>; Guoqing Diao <[log in to unmask]>; Stephen G. Nash <[log in to unmask]>; Peggy S. Brouse <[log in to unmask]>; Melissa C Hayes <[log in to unmask]>; Maria Emelianenko <[log in to unmask]>; Wilsaan Joiner <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Shrader Diversity Scholarship - Please Share


Dear Colleagues,


This is Kay Agoston, Director of Graduate Fellowships in the Office of the Provost. I am writing to pass along an opportunity that may be of interest to graduate students in COS and Volgenau (list of relevant fields below.) This is a small grant, but it could be just what a student needs, and can help position them competitively for larger grants down the road.


Please do not hesitate to direct students to me for advice or support.




Ralph W. Shrader Diversity Scholarship: Women and Minority Graduate-level Candidates


Application Deadline : April 12, 2019 (for awards in AY 2019-20)

For the 2019-2020 academic year scholarships of $3,000 will be awarded to full-time students (women and minority students), enrolled in their second semester and at least two semester-equivalent courses) currently pursuing a graduate degree at any accredited academic institution in the United States in an eligible major that supports the mission of AFCEA Educational Foundation.  A current overall GPA of 3.5 or higher at the time of application.  Expected graduation date cannot be in the year the scholarship is awarded. U.S. citizenship is required.


AFCEA's focus is on STEM/hard sciences - information technology, cybersecuirty, telecommunications electronics supporting defense, homeland security and intelligence communities.

Qualifying STEM majors related to the mission of AFCEA include: Biometry/Biometrics, Computer Engineering, Computer Forensics Science, Computer Programming, Computer Science, Computer Systems, Cybersecurity, Electrical Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Geospatial Science, Information Science, Information Technology, Information Resource Management, Intelligence, Mathematics, Network Engineering, Network Security, Operations Research, Physics, Robotics Engineering, Robotics Technology, Statistics, Strategic Intelligence, Telecommunications Engineering, Cybersecurity, Intelligence and Homeland Security.





Kay √Āgoston, PhD

Director of Graduate Fellowships

George Mason University