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2014-15 Pikes Peak Post Scholarship Information

The Society of American Military Engineers (SAME), Pikes Peak Post intends to award multiple scholarships to Engineering Students this school year.

Applicants must be enrolled, or planning to enroll, in a full-time undergraduate Engineering degree program at an accredited college or university in the fall term. Applicants who have earned an undergraduate degree or who are enrolled in a graduate degree program are not eligible. All applicants must also have a minimum GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 basis) to be eligible to apply. The minimum GPA requirement applies to both high school and college students. No scholarship will be awarded for those pursuing an associate, second undergraduate or graduate school degree. Applicants who receive an appointment to one of the U.S. Military Academies (or affiliated preparatory schools) or are awarded a full scholarship at any accredited U.S. post-secondary institution of higher education are not eligible to receive funds from this program. A full scholarship is usually defined as one that provides for payment of tuition, books, lab fees, and other related expenses. An ROTC scholarship is considered a full scholarship.

Applicants must be pursuing a four-year degree in Engineering from an accredited college or university and either is interested in pursuing a military career or has at least one family member (sibling, parent, or grandparent) who is either:
    
    (1) An active SAME member
    (2) A current member of the U.S. military, or
    (3) Retired from the U.S. military.

Applicants must be high school seniors expecting to enroll in college for the 2015-2016 school year or returning college sophomores, juniors, or seniors enrolled in a college or university for the next academic year.

Our intent is to target scholarship awards to Pikes Peak Post area high school students and college students. The Post reserves the right to offer scholarships to any qualified candidates.

A copy of the scholarship application can be found here. If you have any questions about the scholarship program, please call the Pikes Peak Post Education and Mentoring Chair, Chuck Weiss, at (303) 810-6007 or e-mail him at
chas.weiss7@gmail.com.

The deadline for enrolling is February 27, 2015


School Year 2013-2014 Scholarship Winners

The Pikes Peak Post Scholarship Program for the 2013-2014 school year received applications from an incredibly talented and competitive group of students. Our evaluation process, which typically targets local high school senior students or current college students at universities throughout Colorado and the country, always considers every application, looking for the most qualified applicants. Our application pool this year included 9 students from local high schools and colleges.

The Pikes Peak Post awarded scholarships in the amount of $2,000 to five students, totaling $10,000.00 in awards! Each student was recognized at our Post luncheon on June 10, 2014 at the Elkhorn Lodge on Fort Carson.

Scholarship recipients for the 2013-2014 school year include:

Nicolas Pinkowski - repeat winner from 2012-2013, sophomore at CU-Boulder studying Mechanical Engineering

Matthew Mechtly - repeat winner from 2012-2013, junior at the Colorado School of Mines studying Petroleum Engineering

Karina Eyre - freshman at the University of Idaho studying Civil Engineering

Adam McKittrick - dual enrollment high school senior at TCA College Pathways and attaining college credits at Pikes Peak Community College, enrolled at CU-Boulder for Civil Engineering

Kyle Shiller - high school senior at Rampart High School, enrolled at Purdue University for Civil Engineering


SAVE THE DATE

SAME Sponsored Tech Luncheon During Engineers Week (25 Feb 2015)
The SAME chapter as well as well as the local engineering chapters from the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE), the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and the Society of Women Engineers (SWE), will be there, so we will have a good crowd of mixed backgrounds with the potential for networking and collaborative dialogue. Along the same spirit for Engineers Week, our intent of this year's program will be to promote engineering and technology careers to ensure a diverse and well-educated engineering work force in the future. We hope you can assist us in making it a successful endeavor.

For more information to attend or sponsorship, please contact:
DANIEL DIAZ, JR., Maj, USAF
Chief, Energy Branch
HQ AFSPC/A4/7OE
Commercial: 719-554-6869


2015 SAME Engineer Dinner to Honor the U.S. Air Force Academy Class of 2015 Entering Air Force Civil Engineering

March 6, 2015 -- 1700 hours
U.S. Air Force Academy Falcon Club
Building 3120 Academy Drive, Colorado Springs, Colorado

Plan on joining us and invest in the future of engineering by sponsoring the 2015 U.S. Air Force Academy Cadet Dinner.


Did You Know...that the Pikes Peak Post SAME memberships include individuals and organizations from over 28 military bases, posts, and other federal, state and local governmental agencies, including 50 Sustaining Member firms? We invite you and your firm to become a member through sustaining membership or as an individual member. If you have any questions, please contact:

Sustaining and Individual Membership Chairperson, Sandie Busby, at sandie@pcdengineering.com

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