Association of Firearm and Tool Mark Examiners

AFTE awards annual monetary scholarship(s) to students who are seeking or advancing a career in Forensic Science. Applications will be reviewed and recipients will be chosen by the Scholarship Committee prior to the annual AFTE Training Conference.

Scholarships granted will be for the school year beginning on or about the following September. Scholarship funds approved will be sent directly to the applicant, payable to the applicant. Scholarship renewals are not automatic; therefore, it will be necessary to apply every year for the scholarship

Full Description

The scholarship consists of a tuition fee waiver.

Who's eligible?

Applicants for scholarships must satisfy the following requirements:

  • Applicants must be entering their third year or higher of a Bachelor’s degree or enrolled in any year of an advanced degree (MS, PhD, MD or comparable) program for the academic school year beginning on or about the following September. Proof of enrollment status may be required.
  • The applicant must be enrolled as a half-time student or greater with the intent of seeking a career in Forensic Science and majoring in a natural, physical, or biological science.
  • Minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

How to Apply

Please download and read the Application Instructions prior to submitting any application materials.

All applications must be completed in English, and received no later than April 1st. Download the application and recommendation forms by clicking the links below.

The Scholarship Application Form is to be completed and electronically signed by the applicant, the signature verification box checked, and emailed to the Scholarship Committee Chair.

The applicant must utilize the Letter of Recommendation forms in obtaining three (3) academic and/or employment references, as applicable. The applicant should complete Part I and email the entire form to the appropriate individuals and have those individuals complete Part II. The applicant should ask those individuals providing recommendations to email the completed Letter of Recommendation Form to the Scholarship Committee Chair prior to the April 1st deadline.

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