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UC student receives AFCEA Scholarship for Math and Science (STEM) Teachers


(Left), Garnet Chrisman, associate professor of education at University of the Cumberlands, presented Sarah Kamalian with her scholarship check for $2,500.

WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. – University of the Cumberlands student Sarah Zarrie Kamalian was awarded a $2,500 scholarship for Math and Science (STEM) Teachers from the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) Educational Foundation.

Kamalian, a junior science education major, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mehdi Kamalian of Springboro, Ohio. She has worked in the Academic Resource Center as a tutor for other students, served as an ambassador in the Admissions Office and served as a STAR for the Insights program. In addition to these activities, she is active on the junior varsity soccer team and is a member of the Kentucky Beta Chapter of Kappa Mu Epsilon (Mathematics Honor Society) and the Alpha Delta Chapter of Kappa Delta Pi (International Honor Society in Education).

The scholarship for Math and Science (STEM) Teachers is awarded annually to two students who are pursuing an undergraduate education degree for the purpose of teaching science, mathematics or information technology (STEM subjects) at a U.S. middle or secondary school. Applicants must have a minimum overall GPA of 3.0.

The AFCEA Educational Foundation was established to promote educational excellence, encourage professional development and recognize academic achievement. Each year, more than $450,000 in scholarships and awards are granted to outstanding students majoring in science and engineering.