AFCEA establishes new Bioproduction scholarship

Published on March 6, 2023

ABERDEEN, Md. – The Aberdeen Chapter of the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) has demonstrated its commitment to higher education by establishing a new scholarship supporting STEM students.

AFCEA’s generous donation of $5,000 will provide financial assistance to students from Cecil County and Harford County who are enrolled in the Bioproduction program at Cecil College. This scholarship will be distributed through the Cecil College Foundation.

Scholarship recipients and college representatives will be invited to attend the AFCEA’s annual scholarship dinner in the spring at Water’s Edge Restaurant. AFCEA Aberdeen Chapter provides scholarship funding to students in Harford and Cecil counties who obtain a higher education certificate or degree in a STEM-related curriculum.

AFCEA is a non-profit association serving the military, government, industry, and academia as a forum for advancing professional knowledge and relationships in communications, information technology, intelligence, and global security. To learn more about the AFCEA Aberdeen Chapter, visit

Bioproduction is the design, development, and production of small molecules instrumental in making various commercial products such as vaccines, antibodies, biotechnology and even yeasts that produce unique beers.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, there is an ever-growing demand for skilled laboratory technicians in the field of bioproduction due to a resurgence of research facilities in the United States. This is especially true in the Philadelphia to Baltimore corridor.

To learn more about the Bioproduction degree at Cecil College, visit

The annual deadline to apply for this and all other Foundation scholarships is April 30. To apply for this and other Cecil College scholarships, visit If you are interested in donating to this scholarship and supporting a student through a tax-deductible gift, please contact the Cecil College Foundation at or visit