1 2015 SAME SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION Student Name: Student Address: Phone: Current School (check one): High School Comm. College College School Name: School Address: School Contact (check one): Counselor Academic Advisor Administrator School Contact Name: Current Overall GPA: Phone: Expected Graduation Year: Actual or Intended Degree Program: I certify that, if awarded, I will use any money received under this scholarship only for expenses related to my college education. All of the information contained in this application is true to the best of my knowledge. Applicant Signature: Date: Create an electronic application packet in Adobe Portable Document Format (.pdf) consisting of the following items in order: 1) SAME Scholarship Application form; 2) Extracurricular Activity and Community Service Log form; 3) narrative; 4) letters of reference; 5) current, unofficial transcript; and 6) SAME Student Member Application form. Complete application packets are due by MARCH 16, 2015 and must be ed to: Guy Graening Society of American Military Engineers c/o Brown and Caldwell
2 The Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) 2015 College Scholarship Program The Sacramento Post of the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) awards scholarships annually to high school seniors and college students who are pursuing an engineering or related technical degree. SAME is a non-profit association linking military and civilian engineers, architects, and engineering-related professionals. SAME s membership totals more than 22,000 civilians, 6,000 members of the armed forces, and 1,000 engineering students. Awards The following scholarships are targeted in 2015 for each school category listed below: Up to five scholarships of $4,000, $3,000, or $2,000 to college students pursuing an engineering or related technical degree; Up to three scholarships of $2,500, $2,000, or $1,500 to community college students, including those working toward an AA degree; and Up to ten scholarships of $2,000, $1,500, or $1,000 to high school seniors interested in pursuing an engineering or related technical degree. The SAME-Sacramento Post Scholarship Committee also retains the option to select additional scholarship awards for each category based on the number and quality of applications received. From 2008 through 2014, our Post awarded 186 scholarships totaling $262,000. Eligibility To be eligible for an award, the scholarship applicant must be: A U.S. citizen; A graduating high school senior, or a full-time undergraduate student at an accredited university or community college; and Pursuing, or intending to pursue, a degree in any engineering field or related technical degree including architecture, mathematics, physics, or earth sciences. Please note that degrees in chemistry, biology, microbiology, and related natural sciences do not qualify for the scholarship award. Application Process Scholarship applicants must create an electronic application packet in Adobe Portable Document Format (.pdf) consisting of the following items in order: 1) completed and signed SAME Scholarship Application form; 2) completed Extracurricular Activity and Community Service Log form; 3) typed narrative; 4) 2 letters of reference; 5) current, unofficial transcript; and 6) completed SAME Student Membership Application form. The required forms are attached to this announcement. See page limitations and content guidance on the next page. SAME membership is free for students. Complete application packets are due by March 16, 2015 and must be ed to: Guy Graening Society of American Military Engineers c/o Brown and Caldwell
3 Selection Process Selection of the scholarship recipients will be based on submittal of complete and timely applications as well as the evaluation criteria listed below with the following weighting. Evaluation Criteria Evaluation Criteria Description Criteria Weighting 1 GPA 30 points 2 Narrative and Letters of Reference 30 points 3 Home or School in Sacramento Area 15 points 4 Extracurricular Activities / Community Service 20 points 5 Relevant Military or Related Experience 5 points Total Possible Score 100 points 1. GPA: Report your overall GPA on the application form, and attach an unofficial transcript of your grades through the current school term. Reported GPA for college students must include all colleges attended. 2. Narrative and Letters of Reference: The narrative to be prepared by the scholarship applicant is a vital component of the SAME scholarship application and must address the following topics in the order listed below: Statement of why applicant should be considered for the award; Academic/professional goals and academic performance; Extracurricular, community service, and volunteer activities; please only discuss those activities for which you provided leadership and/or resulted in significant accomplishments; Summary of relevant military or related experience (see below), if any; and Any other comments or justification to assist in the selection process (e.g., school or community involvement or awards, special circumstances such as hardship and overcoming adversity). The narrative may include photographs, graphics, or other artwork; but it should be no more than 2 pages in total length. This page limit does not include the reference letters for which there is no page limit. Be sure to include 2 letters of reference from sources who can attest to your character, work ethic, academic accomplishments, outside activity achievements, or anything else to support your application. Only 1 letter may be from a teacher; the other must be from an individual in a non-academic institution. 3. Home or School in Sacramento Area: Points for this category are assigned on an all-or-nothing basis. Applicants meet this criterion if any one of the following apply: 1) the student s home is in the Sacramento Area (even if attending a remote school and mostly living outside the area); 2) the student graduated from high school in the Sacramento Area (and could now make their home elsewhere); or 3) the student attends a school within the Sacramento Area. The Sacramento Area is defined as Sacramento County and adjoining counties only, which consists of the following counties: Amador, El Dorado, Placer, Sutter, Yolo, Solano, and San Joaquin. 4. Extracurricular Activities / Community Service: The applicant should complete the special log form provided to document these activities completed in the last 2 years only; limit response to 1 page. 5. Relevant Military or Related Experience: Active military service, previous military service, active ROTC participation, active SAME post, SAME student post, or SAME student camp participation, active Civil Air Patrol participation, or related military activities, including applicant s parent(s) in current military service, should be documented in the narrative.
4 School Contact As part of the Scholarship Application Form, the applicant must provide the name and phone number of a school counselor, academic advisor, or administrator in order to verify enrollment in that institution and GPA. Award Ceremony Scholarship checks will be presented during the May 2015 SAME Sacramento Post general membership meeting. The award ceremony is typically held in the evening, and awardees are invited to bring up to 2 guests. The dinner is free for awardees and their guests. Attendance at the ceremony is not required for the award. Questions Additional information on SAME can be found at and about the Sacramento Post on Questions, comments, or requests for information on the SAME scholarship program or the application process and requirements should be directed to: Guy Graening Society of American Military Engineers c/o Brown and Caldwell White Rock Road, Suite 180, Rancho Cordova, CA Phone: Applications are due March 16, 2015
5 2015 SAME Sacramento Post Scholarship Application Extracurricular Activity and Community Service Log (2013 to present only) / (Circle one) Name of Organization and Description of Activity Accomplishments, Awards, and Leadership Positions Held Month/Year Month/Year Approx. Hours per Month = Extracurricular Activity: Any activity engaged in by the student which demonstrates breadth of interest, ability, skills, and personal development in both academic and non-academic areas. = Community Service: Any volunteer activity engaged in by the student which provides service or beneficial support to an individual, school, church, disadvantaged group, or local or remote community.
6 Rich in HERITAGE Membership that is timeless. Right for TODAY Student Member Application High School Student or Undergraduate College Student (full time) Membership in the Society of American Military Engineers is open to persons and organizations with an interest in military engineering and a desire to increase the engineering potential of the United States for national security and to further the objectives of SAME. DO NOT MAIL THIS PAGE WITH YOUR APPLICATION
7 MISSION To promote and facilitate engineering support for national security by developing and enhancing relationships and competencies among uniformed services, public and private sector engineers and related professionals, and by developing future engineers through outreach and mentoring. VISION To be a premier global engineering organization leading the professional and personal growth of all members in support of military readiness and development of solutions to national security challenges. VALUES Integrity. Unwavering commitment to always do what is right, regardless of consequences. Patriotism. Support our national ideals and take pride in our country. Public Service. Recognize the critical contribution that public servants play in supporting the economic and environmental needs of the nation. National Security. Recognize the dedication of our National Security team comprised of uniform services, civil service and contractors in defending freedom. Technical Competence. Deliver high quality solutions. Excellence. Strive for the highest standards of performance in all actions, both personal and professional. Environmental Stewardship. Preserve, protect, conserve and restore our national resources through sustainable development JOIN SAME TODAY SAME Individual Memberships offer professionals in the A/E/C field the opportunity to develop important business contacts through national and regional events, and build those relationships further through our worldwide network of Posts. As an SAME Member, you can: stay on top of developments in the A/E/C field through our industry leading publication, The Military Engineer magazine; learn important information from the field about everything from contracting and design to environment and emerging technologies through our Continuing education Program; and continue your professional education at our many special events, among them the annual DOD and Related Federal Program Briefings and the Joint Engineer Education and Training Conference & Expo.
8 Student Member Application Student memberships are free for full-time undergraduate at an accredited college or university, or high school students. On the December after the graduation date, student members become Young Members and may join at the Young Member rate. Please visit for more information. Prefix (Mr., Mrs., Ms.) Name (First, MI, Last) Suffix (Jr., III, etc.) Name of School, College or University Expected Graduation Date (Month and Year) (REQUIRED) Your Mailing Address at School City State ZIP Code + 4 Foreign Country (If Applicable) Cell Phone Number Preferred Address Alternate Address Home Mailing Address (Required) Home Phone (Required) City State ZIP Code + 4 Birth Date (Required) Month Year Post Affiliation: Students members are afforded the opportunity to join one SAME Post. Joining a Post will give you the maximum benefit from SAME, but is not a requirement for National Membership. For an up-to-date listing of SAME Post, please visit I wish to join the Post MAIL THIS PAGE TO: SOCIETY OF AMERICAN MILITARY ENGINEERS, 607 PRINCE STREET, ALEXANDRIA, VA or FAX to /1/2013
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