AFCEA Hawaii Educational Foundation

     AFCEA Hawaii Educational Foundation (AHEF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.  We are committed to support Hawaii students and teachers by providing scholarships, grants and awards.  AFCEA Hawaii has a long history of support for education within the Hawaiian Islands and has given over $500,000 to enhance learning and education initiatives.

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 Welcome to the AFCEA Hawaii Educational Foundation

     AFCEA Hawaii Educational Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, is committed to support Hawaii students and teachers by providing scholarships, grants and awards. Prior to the formation of the Foundation, AFCEA Hawaii has awarded nearly $300,000 in the last three years and over $500,000 in its history to enhance learning and education initiatives.

     The AFCEA Hawaii Educational Foundation works together with the AFCEA Hawaii membership and the community at large, both private, public and academia, to increase the investment in education in Hawaii. The Foundation seeks to establish Hawaii partnerships that positively impact education. These partnerships will include government, corporate and civilian members and supporters, AFCEA members, STEM educators, college students and universities.

     Education is an AFCEA Core Value. Collectively, AFCEA International, the AFCEA Educational Foundation Chapters, and AFCEA Chapters invest approximately $2 million in scholarships to military veterans, ROTC students, and STEM students and teachers.

Leadership tomorrow depends on sound education today—especially in science, technology, engineering and math.  AHEF supports our nation’s future through STEM scholarships and programs in STEM education.  AFCEA Hawaii Educational Foundation – Fostering tomorrow’s leaders and innovators through STEM advocacy.

Joy Hess – Foundation Co-Chairman

President and CEO, Wakelight Technologies

The AFCEA Hawaii Educational Foundation logo is the Ho’okupu.


It is often recognized as an offering or a gift.  It is a physical contribution of an individual or group request for acknowledgement from a source.  Ho`okupu is used to ensure growth, increase mana(knowledge) or cause to sprout.



Through the AFCEA Educational Foundation’s 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.



The Charter of the AFCEA Educational Foundation is to support Hawaii based students and adults in their 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.


For more information about AFCEA and its membership programs, please visit AFCEA Hawaii.

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