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SAME Savannah Post Academic Scholarship Applications for 2020/2021 Due 18 May 2020

The Savannah Post, Society of American Military Engineers, may award up to five recurring scholarships for the 2020/2021 school year for a degree in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM) of study for entry into an architectural, engineering, environmental, OR construction career. These recurring scholarships are in the amount of $2,500 for each year of college, up to a total of $12,500 per scholarship recipient over the course of his/her college career. The scholarship is open to a high school senior or current college student (freshman, sophomore, junior). The recipients will be required to be revalidated each subsequent award year to ensure they continue to meet the grade and curriculum requirements. All scholarships will be awarded to the most deserving applicants based on academic achievement, participation in extracurricular activities, and affiliation with SAME.

Applicants must submit completed applications by May 18th, 2020. To be eligible for a scholarship, applicants must meet the following requirements:

  1. Be a high school senior planning to enroll or current college student currently enrolled in a science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) or related curriculum at an accredited college or university. Enrollment must be planned for the 2020/2021 school year. Revalidation will consist of resubmitting the scholarship application and meeting the B average in an engineering, math or related major.
  2. Have a minimum of a B average (3.0 on 4.0 scale), whether college or high school. Higher grade point averages will garner greater preference.
  3. Meet at least one of the following:
    1. Savannah Post SAME member or member of a sustaining firm.
    2. A dependent of a Savannah Post SAME member or member of a sustaining firm.
    3. Be sponsored by a Savannah Post SAME member or member of a sustaining firm.
  4. Provide a completed application form to include: letters of recommendation (maximum of 3) from high school or college advisor, academic instructors or immediate supervisor; copy of high school or college transcript; copy of SAT/ACT results; headshot photo; short bio, including the name of your high school or college, your parents’ names, your extracurricular activities and interests; your contact information (email and cell phone); and a 2-page, double-spaced essay that discusses why you should be a recipient of a SAME scholarship.

After a review by the Scholarship Committee, the Savannah Post will announce the winners in June 2020. The winners will be presented the scholarship checks at the July 2020 monthly luncheon.

SAVANNAH POST, SOCIETY OF AMERICAN MILITARY ENGINEERS

SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM DETAILS

(2020 - 2021 Academic Year)

 Purpose: To encourage and assist qualified students who wish to pursue a college education in science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) or related degrees so that they, in turn, might further the goals and exemplify the ideals of the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME).

Terms: Five annually recurring scholarships in the amount of $2,500.00 per year distributed over up to five academic years for a maximum total of $12,500 each. Awards will be made for the 2020/2021 academic year and must be revalidated each subsequent year for continued annual distribution of the follow-on awards. Eligible applicants may win only one multi-year scholarship, starting in 2020. Applicants who have received single year scholarships from SAME Savannah Post in years prior to 2020 are eligible to apply for the remainder of their college curriculum, provided revalidation requirements are met. 

Eligibility Requirements:  

  1. Active member, son, daughter, grandson, or granddaughter of an active or deceased member of the Savannah Post SAME, where active member is defined as being a current member (at the time of the application) who has held current membership for 1 continuous year or more; student member of SAME; son/daughter or grandson/granddaughter of an employee of a current sustaining member firm (the Corps of Engineers is considered a sustaining member firm); employee of current sustaining member firm; or applicant must be sponsored by, and receive a letter of recommendation from, an active member of the Savannah Post SAME.
  2. Graduating high school student or current college student.
  3. Accepted by or attending an accredited college or university for 2020/2021 school year.

Selection Criteria:

  1. Graduating high school applicants: SAT or ACT test results. Higher score will receive greater preference.
  2. Grade point average. Higher average will receive greater preference.
  3. Recommendation by advisor and/or instructor.
  4. Required major in science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) or related degrees.
  5. Evidence of serious scholastic attitude, good character, leadership qualities, and well-rounded personal development.
  6. Preference to student with military aspirations, as exemplified by enrollment in Officer Training program or previous military service.
  7. Evidence that there is a Financial Need for this Scholarship

2020 Schedule:

  • May 18th: Deadline for receipt of applications.
  • Late June: Notification to scholarship recipients.
  • July:  Distribution of scholarship funds, recipients expected to attend Monthly SAME Savannah lunch. Details provided to recipients.