Pikes Peak Post Scholarship Information
Society of American Military Engineers (SAME), Pikes Peak Post
intends to award multiple scholarships to Engineering Students
this school year.
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.
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,
(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 email@example.com.
The deadline for enrolling is February
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
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
Sponsored Tech Luncheon During Engineers Week (25 Feb 2015)
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
more information to attend or sponsorship, please contact:
DANIEL DIAZ, JR., Maj, USAF
Chief, Energy Branch
SAME Engineer Dinner to Honor the U.S. Air Force Academy Class
of 2015 Entering Air Force Civil Engineering
6, 2015 -- 1700 hours
U.S. Air Force Academy Falcon Club
Building 3120 Academy Drive, Colorado Springs, Colorado
on joining us and invest in the future of engineering by sponsoring
the 2015 U.S. Air Force Academy Cadet Dinner.
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,
Sustaining and Individual Membership Chairperson, Sandie Busby,