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Scholarship Application - CLOSED!

After a review by the Education and Mentorship Committee, selections will be made and applicants will be contacted. The winners will be presented the scholarship checks at the January 11, 2018 Coastal Carolina SAME Post membership luncheon at Paradise Point Officer's Club, MCB Camp Lejeune.


SAME Student Programs and Scholarships

SAME Engineering and Construction Camp:

Please visit our PAGE for more information on this years camp and how to apply!


College Scholarships:

Since 2007, the Post has awarded scholarships totaling $25,300. The Post awarded three scholarships on Jan 17.  Each of these new scholarships is good for four years, provided the student progresses with their education and extracurricular activities. The most recent winners are Rob Butler and Andrew Taylor. 


Rob Butler

$2,000 scholarship (payable in $500 per year increments assuming awardee maintains good standing)

Activities and Awards:

  • Eugene Ashley High School
  • Plans to enroll at NC State University to major in nuclear engineering
  • Cumulative GPA of 4.00 (unweighted) and 4.75 (weighted); 16th in class of 408  (as of 11 Aug 16)
  • SAT score: 1360
  • National Honor Society
  • Beta Club
  • Commanding Officer of High School Naval Junior ROTC
  • Numerous Awards associated with NJROTC


Andrew Taylor

$2,000 scholarship (payable in $500 per year increments assuming awardee maintains good standing)

Activities and Awards:

  • Swansboro High School
  • Applied to East Carolina and Virginia Wesleyan College
  • Plans to major in Engineering
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.87 (unweighted), 5.04 weighted; 4th in class of 261 (as of 25 Oct 16)
  • SAT score: 1140
  • USMC SAME STEM Camper - June 2016
  • First robotics
  • National Honor Society
  • National Social Studies Honor Society
  • National Technical Honor Society
  • Close-up with Onslow County Government



SAME USMC Camp 2017 Clawson Scholarship Winner:

Each year, one camper is chosen out of 50 to be awarded the Clawson Scholarship.


Kiernan O'Connor

Grosse Ile, MI

$1,000 Clawson scholarship for outstanding performance at the USMC SAME STEM Camp. 

Kiernan attended the June 2017 USMC SAME STEM Camp aboard MCB Camp Lejeune. He is active in men's crew, National Honor Society, and Rotary Interact Club as the president elect. 



Other SAME USMC Camp 2017 Scholarship Winners:


Todd Stancil – Selected as Overall Top Camper

Greenville, NC

Scholarship award of $500 per semester for four years, assuming satisfactory progress in an engineering or engineering related field of study. 

Todd attended the June 2017 USMC SAME STEM Camp aboard MCB Camp Lejeune. He is active in BSA as a Life Scout currently working on his Eagle project, FIRST robotics as the engineering captain for the team, and is captain of the JV football team. 


Ian Moritz – Selected as Top Camper for Echo Squad

Centreville, VA

Scholarship award of $500 per semester for three semesters, assuming satisfactory progress in an engineering or engineering related field of study. 

Ian attended the June 2017 USMC SAME STEM Camp aboard MCB Camp Lejeune. He is active in student government as the activities chair, is the founder/president of the game of theory society, and volunteers at church. 



Coastal Carolina Sponsored Campers - 2017

The following campers were sponsored by the Coastal Carolina SAME post for the 2017 USMC SAME STEM Camp.


Kadyn Hollis

  • Cary High School - completed freshman year
  • Wants to be a US Marine and mechanical engineer
  • Plans to apply to NC State and take ROTC
  • Activities he enjoys: football, track and field, and weightlifting.

  • Hanna Fulford

  • Apex High School - completed sophomore year
  • Going to the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics for junior and senior year.
  • Plans to apply to military service academies and civilian colleges with ROTC
  • 4A State finalist and school record holder in swimming
  • Neighborhood swim team junior coach
  • Town of Apex soccer referee
  • Enjoys swimming, running, soccer, coding, and exploring.



    • Others receiving $500 checks include: 

      • Second year:
        • Rob Butler (NC State – Nuclear Engineering)
        • Andrew Taylor (Virginia Wesleyan)
      • Third year:
        • Reina Romero (Tufts - Engineering)
        • James McBroom (University of Tennessee - Engineering)
      • Fourth/final year:
        • Christian Rust (NC State – Textile/Chem Engineering)
        • Maximino Smith (NC State – Computer Science)