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Scholarship Program

AFFIRM’s scholarship program supports STEM educational opportunities for students attending District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia accredited institutions. Each year, AFFIRM awards scholarships to promote the continued education of well-deserving students. AFFIRM annually determines the dollar amount of scholarships based on financial contributions received by the organization.

AFFIRM Annual Scholarship – Both high school seniors and current undergraduate students are eligible for this scholarship. The applicants must be pursuing a college or university degree with a major in computer sciences, information sciences, or any STEM-related field. Previous AFFIRM Annual Scholarship recipients may not reapply.

Art & Ronnie Chantker AFFIRM College Scholarship – Only high school seniors from Ward 7 or 8 in the District of Columbia are eligible for this scholarship. The DC Ward 7 or 8 high school applicant must be planning to attend a four-year nonprofit college or university, majoring in computer sciences, information sciences, or any STEM-related field in the fall semester.

Our 2024 Scholarship Application is now open.
The deadline is 11:59 p.m. on April 30, 2024. 

2023 Scholarship Winners

Our 2023 Scholarships were awarded to students from the following schools:

  • George Mason University
  • Hampton University
  • Howard University
  • University of Maryland, College Park
  • Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  • Virginia Tech