DynCorp International is proud to once again sponsor the 2013 USO-Metro/AFCEA-DC Golf Classic Fundraiser, being held July 29, 2013, at the Army Navy Country Club in Arlington, Va. Proceeds from the event will directly benefit the USO of Metropolitan Washington and the AFCEA-DC Scholarship Fund.
The USO-Metro/AFCEA-DC Golf Classic is an annual event that allows several Washington, D.C. area business professionals to meet and network with Wounded Warriors from local military medical facilities, all while supporting two important causes.
Proceeds from the tournament help USO-Metro serve more than 500,000 troops and their local families each year throughout Washington, D.C., Maryland and Northern Virginia. Additionally, $10,000 is generated to support the AFCEA-DC Scholarship Fund for students seeking degrees in science, engineering and mathematics.
About USO of Metropolitan Washington
The USO of Metropolitan Washington is a nonprofit 501(c) (3) organization chartered by Congress and dedicated to “Serving those who serve, and their families” in Washington, D.C., Maryland and Northern Virginia. It is through the generous financial support of individuals and organizations in the local community that USO-Metro is able to fulfill its mission. With the help of nearly 5,000 devoted volunteers, USO-Metro provides programs and services for active duty service members and their families at area military hospitals; through its Mobile USO program; at five USO Centers; four USO airport lounges and through Operation USO Care Package.
AFCEA DC Scholarship Program
To promote higher education, the Armed Forces Communications & Electronics Association (AFCEA) DC awards merit-based college scholarships to eligible applicants in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. Since 1989, AFCEA DC has awarded more than $2 million in scholarships to the region’s students, including more than 300 recipients, representing more than 100 high schools, entering more than 60 U.S. colleges and universities.
In 2013, AFCEA DC will award multiple single-year scholarships in the amount of $4,000 each, and one single-year scholarship in the amount of $8,000. These scholarships are open to high school seniors who will be entering four-year, accredited degree-granting programs in the fall of 2013. AFCEA DC also offers a $2,000 single-year scholarship for students transferring from a two-year community college to a four-year, accredited degree-granting program in the fall of 2013.
Scholarship awards are provided to qualified students pursuing degrees in the C4I-related fields of engineering (electrical, computer, chemical, aerospace or systems), electronics, mathematics, computer science, physics, science education, mathematics education, technology management or management information systems. Biology and bio-medical engineering degrees do not qualify for the AFCEA DC Scholarship Program.