SAME Atlanta Scholarships
Each year the SAME Atlanta Post awards scholarships in honor of Sy Liebmann and Al Rowe.
For the 2017 – 2018 academic year, SAME Atlanta Post awarded two $2,500 scholarships; in honor of Sy Liebmann and Al Rowe who were two long-term Post members. The recipients of this prestigious award were Shay Magahey, a graduate of Mill Creek High School, and Katie Miller, a graduate of Blessed Trinity High School.
For 2018, SAME Atlanta Post awarded $5,000 in scholarships in honor of Sy Liebmann and Al Rowe. The recipients of these prestigious awards were;
Ashlyn Sak– is entering her second year at LSU, Majoring in Wildlife Ecology, graduated from Lakeside H.S. in 2017.
Kristen Haupt- is entering her first year at Georgia, Majoring in Biology, graduated from Centennial H.S. in 2018.
Grace Dwyer– is entering her second year at Georgia Tech, Majoring in Neuroscience, graduated from Grady High School in 2017
Joshua Emerson, Jr.– is entering his third year at Kennesaw State University, Majoring in Industrial Engineering with a minor in Nuclear Engineering, graduated from the Independent Study Academy Alpharetta in 2016.
2019 Applications Now Being Accepted!
SAME Atlanta Post is pleased to announce that we will be offering a minimum of one $2,500 scholarship in 2019. Scholarships will be awarded to either a high school senior, a current college undergraduate, or a graduate college student pursuing an engineering, architecture, science, math or related degree at an accredited college or university. The deadline for applications is Friday, June 1, 2019. For more information about scholarships, please contact John (Jack) W. Seibert, III, PE, F.SAME, SAME Atlanta Post Scholarship Committee Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about SAME Atlanta Post’s K-12 Outreach program, please contact us.
If you have any questions about the 2016 Exploring Engineer Academy, please contact Richard Morales or Jack Seibert.
Started in 2008, the SHARE (Shaping Hope and Recovery Excellence) Military Initiative at the Shepherd Center in Atlanta provides comprehensive curriculum of care, specifically tailored to meet the needs of service members who have sustained a traumatic brain injury (TBI). This is a customized program that is tailored to the needs of the individual. Therapies include: physical, occupational, vocational, cognitive and psychological treatment. The program includes complimentary residential housing; life coaching; therapeutic recreation; legal and financial counseling; peer support and PTSD counseling. Thanks to the very generous donations of many, including the Wounded Warrior Program, but especially Bernie Marcus and the Marcus Foundation, the SHARE program is offered to those service members at no cost. The government (VA system) does not promote or support this program. It is funded and maintained through charitable donations of individuals and organizations.
Cost per person to go through this three month program is approximately $35,000. If a client has insurance, their insurance providers pay 38 cents of every dollar’s cost of care, on average. The Shepherd Center must raise $70,000 per month to keep the program running. With the rise of suicides in our returning service members (22 per day reported), SHARE is proud that it has a zero percent suicide rate among its graduates. Please help us spread the word about SHARE Military Initiative at Shepherd Center. For more information, Visit SHARE’s website for more informationwww.shepherd.org/share.
SAME Atlanta Post provides dinner once a month for the residents and staff of the SHARE program. 1-2 volunteers are need each month to assist in taking dinner and staying to eat with the residents and staff. This time with the residents will help them with socialization and re-engaging in social activities and as they adjust to having interaction with new people. Beth Harris is the point of contact for the Shepherd Center’s SHARE Military Initiative. If you have questions or if you are interested in volunteering, please contact Beth via email or via mobile phone at 404-808-5067.