Charlie Corn Scholarships
The Guam Post of the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) is currently accepting applications for its 2017 – 2018 Charlie Corn Scholarship Awards.
SAME GUAM is offering $2,000-$4000 scholarships for:
1) High school seniors planning to pursue a full-time undergraduate technical degree at a university with an accredited engineering or architecture program, or
2) A current Engineering or Architecture Major enrolled at a university with an accredited program.
For more information, please contact Scholarships Director Tor Gudmundsen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Annual Charlie Corn Scholarship Golf Tournament Facts
The Charlie Corn Scholarship Golf Tournament
Guamanians in tune with the island’s golf scene are probably familiar with the annual Society of American Military Engineers’ Charlie Corn Scholarship Golf Tournament. The Charlie Corn Golf Tournament is the longest running (since1978) annual charity benefit event on Guam. Sponsored by the Guam Post of the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME), it benefits those young men and women studying engineering or architecture at an accredited college or university with the intention of offering their professional services on Guam or neighboring islands after graduation. For the 2016-2017 academic year, the Guam SAME Post awarded 11 scholarships totaling $30,000, varying in size from $2,000 to $5,000. For the 2017-2018 academic year, the Guam SAME Post expects to award approximately ten scholarships, also varying in size from $2,000 to $5,000; the expected total will also be approximately $30,000.
Quick but Amazing Facts
• The Charlie Corn Golf Tournament is an annual charity benefit event hosted by the SAME Guam Post and supported by generous sponsors and gracious volunteers.
• Proceeds from the Golf Tournament go directly towards the Charlie Corn scholarship program and engineering education.
• Scholarships are offered to residents of the Marianas and Micronesian islands, including Yap, who are current high school seniors or university students pursuing or planning to pursue a full-time undergraduate technical degree in an accredited engineering or architectural program.
• The number and amount of scholarships awarded are dependent on the amount of available funding and the size and quality of the applicant pool.
• The scholarship program has been around for nearly 40 years and $110,000 in scholarships (in amounts ranging from $1500 to $4000) have been awarded to 41 students from the islands in the last five years alone.
• Applicants are ranked by GPA, community service, financial need, and other related factors.
• Awardees are invited to attend a Guam Post Lunch Meeting where they are recognized for their academic and other achievements.
• Changes in the tournament’s format have resulted in greater revenues since 2010, which coincidentally paralleled the advent of the University of Guam’s Pre-Engineering Program. As a result, the SAME Guam Post has been awarding more scholarships in greater amounts than ever before.