Over the last several years the Carolina Midlands Post of the Society of American Military Engineers has provided scholarships and assisted the South Carolina National Guard Foundation with scholarships for students studying engineering at the following colleges and/or universities:

  • Cal Polytechnical Institute
  • The Citadel - The Military College of South Carolina
  • Clemson University
  • Charleston Southern University
  • University of South Carolina
  • University of Tennessee (Knoxville)
  • Winthrop University

In addition, the post has funded opportunities for high school students that have a desire to study engineering through camps hosted by:

  • United States Army Corps of Engineers at Vicksburg, Mississippi
  • United States Marine Corps at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina
  • United States Air Force at Fort Collins, Colorado
Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament

On Friday, October 22, 2021 the Carolina Midlands Post is holding the 2021 Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament at the Carolina Lakes Golf Course at Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina. We hope you will consider participating in the tournament with us this year. 

When: Friday, October 22
Where:  Carolina Lakes Golf Course, Shaw AFB
Deadline:  Payment is due by Friday, October 15

Golf tournament participants will receive lunch, gifts of appreciation for attending, and have opportunities for giveaways via raffle and prizes for the team with the lowest score. Click here to access the entry form that includes details regarding registration and opportunities for sponsorship. 

If you are interested in participating and/or assisting with a sponsorship for the tournament please forward your entry form to our post treasurer, Mr. Dave Yensan. Should you have any other questions about the tournament please contact Mr. Yensan or our scholarship program chairman, Mr. Scott Ross

Engineering & Construction Camps

SAME Engineering & Construction camps provide a rigorous experience for high school students interested in exploring STEM skills and careers. Campers gain a sense of what it takes to become a STEM professional and what options exist to explore that interest from high school to college and beyond. Each camp has a unique curriculum that features hands-on activities conducted in a competitive environment that promotes: TEAMWORK, LEADERSHIP, PROJECT MANAGEMENT, & PROBLEM SOLVING.

Who may apply?
At a minimum, students must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a US Citizen.
  • Be at least 15 years old.
  • Completed freshman year by the time he/she departs for camp.

Deadline to apply
March 16, 2021

For more information
Visit https://www.same.org/stemcamps Or contact Eddie Gonzalez, Program Manager egonzalez@same.org

Click here to learn more about our 2020 Camp Season.

Carolina Midlands Post Education Program

Our Mission is to support qualified and interested students pursuing an education and subsequent career in engineering, architecture, science, math, or a related field of study through a competitive and merit based scholarship program, while promoting the achievement of both educational and personal goals, and furthering the mission of the Society of American Military Engineers (Build leaders and lead collaboration 

among government and industry to develop multi-disciplined solutions to national security infrastructure challenges.).


Eligibility Criteria

  • Graduating high school senior or individuals otherwise accepted to an accredited U.S. college or university.
  • Resident of Fairfield, Lexington, Richland, Sumter or surrounding counties, and/or a member, spouse, or child of a member of the Carolina Midlands Post.
  • G.P.A. of 3.0 (4.0 Scale) or greater (for high school and college).
  • Accepted or confirmed enrollment in an accredited U.S. college or university, studying engineering, architecture, science, math, or a related field of study in 2019-2020.
  • Academic achievement, leadership (in school, civic, sports, etc.), & extracurricular activities.

2021 Schedule

May 15th: Application Deadline

June 12th: Notification of award (date approximate) (via email) to scholarship recipients.

July 14th: Presentation of scholarships to recipients at the monthly (2nd Tuesday) SAME Post Meeting. The post will be awarding two $1,000 scholarships this year. Recipient attendance for the awards luncheon is encouraged, but not required.


In order to be eligible for this scholarship, you must submit the following:

  1. Completed application form (custom formatting is acceptable provided it adheres to application content and order).
  2. A current copy of your high school or college transcript (including recently completed terms).
  3. One letter of recommendation from an advisor, counselor, instructor, professor, supervisor, or professional peer; include reference contact information (Name/Position/Phone No.).
  4. One essay, 2-3 pages double-spaced, explaining your interest in engineering or a related field of study and describing your academic, athletic, social, professional (if applicable) and extra-curricular activities and achievements.
  5. Copy of ACT or SAT scores (graduating high school applicants).
  6. Copy of acceptance letter from college or university (graduating high school or otherwise currently non-enrolled applicants).

Download Application


The above-listed information must be received in hard-copy format by May 4th, 2020, at

the following address:

AECOM Technical Services, Inc.

Attn: Scott Ross – AECOM

101 Research Drive

Columbia, SC 29203


The Carolina Midlands SAME Board & Education Committee encourages anyone attending or accepted to an accredited college or university to apply; however, the Eligibility Criteria and application requirements will be utilized in selection. The Board of Carolina Midlands SAME will make a competitive selection with no regard to race, color, creed, age, sex, or national origin.