The Education & Mentoring Fund

The SAME Education & Mentoring Fund supports and promotes the educational, professional development and mentoring goals of SAME as expressed in the Strategic Plan. The goals of the E&M Fund are both to engage potential future engineers and to support the ongoing professional development of current engineers. Each year, SAME hosts numerous programs intended to achieve these goals, including workshops, webinars, educational sessions, scholarships, and outreach and mentoring activities. Click here to download the SAME Education & Mentoring Fund Charter. [PDF]


The E&M Fund supports numerous SAME initiatives, including:

  • providing financial support to the SAME Engineering & Construction Camps to sustain their long-term viability;
  • providing financial support to other professional development, education and mentoring initiatives that will benefit SAME members; and
  • offering sponsorships for college student and Young Member award winners to attend the annual SAME Joint Engineer Training Conference & Expo.

How to make a donation

Click here to make a donation through our secure online donation form, or click here to download the donation form, and mail or fax the completed form to:

The Society of American Military Engineers
ATTN: SAME Education and Mentoring Fund
607 Prince Street
Alexandria, VA 22314-3117
Fax: 703-684-0231

Click here to see a list of E&M Fund sponsors and donors.

SAME is classified by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization, and is incorporated in the District of Columbia. Individuals or organizations seeking to support SAME programs are welcomed and encouraged to make monetary contributions to the fund. All donations are tax deductible. The Employer Identification Number is 53-0196491.


The Education and Mentoring Fund Steering Committee has approved and implemented the following education and mentoring support to high school and college students and SAME Young Members:

Financial backing for the Engineering & Construction Camps, in the event costs exceed revenue; the camps are designed to be self-supporting.

Financial stipends are given to the winners of the following SAME awards to allow the award winners and their spouses to attend the Joint Engineer Training Conference & Expo and personally receive their awards at the Honors Ceremony:

  • Tudor Medal for a civilian 35 years or younger
  • Sverdrup Medal for a member of the uniformed services 35 years or younger
  • Young Member Medal for a young member 35 years or younger
  • Student Leadership Medal for a college student

Payment for the airfare of up to 10 Young Members to attend the SAME Leadership Workshops.

Financial stipends are provided to Small Posts that desire to send a high school student to one of the SAME Engineering and Construction Camps but cannot afford the total cost.

The Education and Mentoring Fund Steering Committee considers requests from the SAME Committees and Councils, and approves those which are consistent with the purpose of the Fund and can be sustained on a continuing basis within the projected revenue generated by the interest from the corpus of the Fund and donations made to the Fund by SAME members each calendar year.

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