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The Society of American Military Engineers is a non-profit corporate association of professional engineers. SAME was organized in 1920 to provide a means for engineers of the Armed Forces and civilian engineers to become better acquainted and learn each other’s strengths and capabilities. The goal of the Society is to increase the engineer potential of the United States for the security and strength of the Nation. The SAME Scholarship Program of the Mobile Post was founded to encourage and assist qualified students who wish to pursue a college education in the field of engineering so that they, in turn, might further the goals and exemplify the ideals of SAME.

Since 1993, the Mobile Post’s Scholarship Program has awarded $120,000 to local high school and college students in the field of Engineering, and our program is steadily expanding. Our program is supported by our annual Scores for Scholars Golf Tournament, which is sponsored and attended by our member companies. Thanks to their support, our post currently offers two Mobile Post Scholarships, one USA Student Chapter Scholarship, and one SAME-ATKINS Scholarship.

The Mobile Post Scholarship provides $2,000 per year for up to 4 years ($8,000 per recipient) and is awarded to upcoming freshmen who will major in Engineering or Architecture.  Recipients must maintain a 2.5 grade point average, continue to major in Engineering or Architecture, and must become a member of SAME (student membership is free) to continue to receive the scholarship.  Recipients are assigned to a SAME Mentor from the Mobile Post and are responsible for meeting the SAME Mentor to discuss academic transcripts prior to receiving the funds for the next academic year.  Applicants must:

  • Be a resident of Mobile County or Baldwin County, AL,
  • Have a minimum grade point average of 3.0,
  • Be accepted by a four-year college or university, and
  • Be an upcoming college freshman with a declared major in Engineering or Architecture.

Selection of recipients is based on scholastic achievement, leadership, evidence of good character and well-rounded personal development, and dedication to achieving a career in the field of Engineering or Architecture.  In case of a tie based on the above selection criteria, financial status is considered.  Anna Griffin of Davidson High School and Jeannie Marshall of St. Paul’s Episcopal School were selected as the recipients of the 2012 Mobile Post Scholarship.  The next application process will begin in January 2013.

The USA Student Chapter Scholarship provides $2,000 in financial assistance to an Engineering Major at the University of South Alabama.  To be eligible for a SAME USA Student Chapter Scholarship, applicants must:

  • Be a full-time student in a graduate or undergraduate program at the University of South Alabama,
  • Have a declared major in Engineering,
  • Have a minimum 3.0 grade point average, and
  • Be a member of the SAME Student Chapter.

Selection of the USA Student Chapter Scholarship recipients will be based on the following criteria:

  • Scholastic achievement
  • Military and/or Engineering Work Experience
  • Leadership
  • Evidence of good character and well-rounded personal development
  • Dedication to achieving a career in the field of Engineering
  • Participation in the SAME Student Chapter

Jacqueline Parks, Civil Engineering major and Ryan Tobin, Electrical Engineering major were selected as the recipients of the 2012 USA Student Chapter Scholarships.  The next application process will begin in January 2013.

The SAME-ATKINS Scholarship is a new scholarship made possible by the generous donation of ATKINS Global, a Mobile Post Sustaining Member.  The SAME-ATKINS Scholarship provides $1,000 in financial assistance, and one scholarship will be awarded annually from 2012 through 2016.  Michael Scott-Piesco, a senior at Fairhope High School who will enter college with a declared major in Engineering, was selected as the recipient of the 2012 SAME-ATKINS Scholarship.  The application process for the next SAME-ATKINS Scholarship will begin in January 2013.

2012 SAME Scholarships Recipients

Congratulations to the following recipients!
Name School
Anna Griffin Davidson High School
Jeannie Marshall St. Paul's Episcopal School
Jacqueline Parks University of South Alabama
Ryan Tobin University of South Alabama
Michael Scott-Piesco Fairhope High School

Outreach Program
GEMS Girls Exploring Math & Science Outreach Program
GEMS is a one-day career conference for 5th to 8th grade girls to gain interest and explore careers in math and science. Hundreds of girls from across Alabama gather at the University of South Alabama and attend hands-on workshops to engage themselves in science, engineering, and medicine. GEMS has three goals:

  • Increase girls’ interest in mathematics and science through positive hands-on experiences
  • Foster awareness of career opportunities for women in math and science related fields
  • Provide students an opportunity to meet women working in nontraditional careers in math and science related fields

Girls pick from a range of fun activities such as making perfume with aromatic hydrocarbons, mixing chocolate asphalt, testing DNA, and carbon-dating.

is sponsored, organized, and run by the Women in Science Program and volunteer faculty from the College of Health Sciences, College of Engineering, and Society of Women Engineers at the University of South Alabama. In 2010, the SAME Mobile Post joined the GEMS Planning Committee and has pledged our time and financial resources to ensure the program continues its mission annually. We invite our SAME members to join us and foster our next generation of engineers and scientists! Your company can sponsor and run a workshop, you can join this year’s planning committee, or you can volunteer the day of the workshop. The next GEMS workshop is scheduled for Fall 2012. Please contact Angela Nolan at angela.nolan@arcadis-us.com for more information.


Committee's Events

2012 Scores for Scholars Golf Tournament
June 7, 2012. Click Here for more Information:

Scholarship Committee

Angela Nolan
Scholarship Committee Chair

Bob Keyser

Denise Brown

Emery Baya


Dehryl Middleton



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