Scholarships & Camps

Applications are currently open for Scholarships through April 6, 2020 and Camps through March 16, 2020! Apply Now!

2020 SAME Charleston Post Scholarships

The SAME Charleston Post is seeking candidates for the 2020/2021 Scholarship Program with several scholarships of at least $1,000 each. Deadline for applications is April 6, 2020 and will be presented early June 2020. Eligible persons must:

(1) be a graduating high school senior or undergraduate college student;
(2) be a resident of Charleston, Berkeley, or Dorchester County, or be a member, spouse, or child of a member of the Charleston Post or member of 
the Citadel Student Chapter of SAME;
(3) have a G.P.A. of 3.0 (4.0 scale) or greater for high school and college; and
(4) be accepted or confirmed enrollment in an accredited U.S. college/university or Trident Technical College 2+2 transfer program (honoring USAF Colonel Richard Kent’s many contributions to the SAME scholarship program and TTC’s 2+2 program) studying undergraduate engineering, architecture, science, math, or a related field of study in 2020/2021. 

To apply, download the application here.

Interested persons may contact Christopher J. Hinson, PE, PMP at 843-875-3637 or 


2020 SAME Charleston Post Camps

The Society of American Military Engineers, in collaboration with the Military Services, offers a series of engineering/STEM camps designed for High School students who excel in math, science and technology courses and are interested in pursuing engineering, architecture, or a related field in college. These one–week camps are high energy, hands–on events for students from across the country and around the world. The camps are led by a professional staff of engineers from both private industry and the uniformed military services. 

Each camp has its own unique focus and theme and is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to learn what engineers do from professional engineers, learn practical skills and gain exposure to the military services. Your first step is to determine if you are eligible and then go through the application process for the camp you select. Information specific to each camp may be found at The five camp locations and schedules for 2020 are:

Camp Name Location Camp Dates Online Application Deadline Registration Fee
U.S. Navy STEM Engineering & Construction Camp

 Port Hueneme, CA

June 21-27     

March 16, 2020                         

U.S. Army Engineering & Construction Camp

Vicksburg, MS

June 14-20

March 16, 2020


U.S. Marine Corps Engineering & Construction Camp

Camp Lejeune
Jacksonville, NC

June 21-27 

March 16, 2020


U.S. Air Force Academy Engineering & Construction Camp   

 USAF Academy
Colorado Springs, CO   

June 24-30

March 16, 2020


U.S. Air Force Engineering & Construction Camp Scott AFB, IL July 20-25 March 16, 2020 $600

The student will be responsible for paying half the registration fee specified in the table above. The sponsoring SAME Post will pay the remainder of the registration fee and transportation fee.

Mentors & Staff: SAME STEM/Engineering and Construction Camps offer SAME Young Members and Non-commissionedOfficers valuable opportunities to mentor tomorrow’s engineering leaders. Mentors assist with student activities, and teach students about real-world architecture, engineering, environmental science or other related disciplines in which they have experience. Mentors spend the week at the camp and are assigned to groups of students to help guide, train, educate, coach and lead the campers through each day’s activities.  To become a Mentor, you must be a SAME Young Member or NCO Member with a record of active participation at the Post, Region, or National level; obtain an endorsement from SAME Post President that will be sponsoring you (paying for your travel to camp); have experience in mentoring or coaching young people; commit to attending the entire week-long camp; be experienced in military, civil or environmental engineering, or a related field, in the public or private sector; and be physically fit and healthy. 
Process for Applying: 
1.  Create a Camper Account through the SAME National portal. 
2.  Submit all your required Camper information. 
3.  Apply to Camp(s). 
Additional information may be found at  or by contacting Christopher J. Hinson, PE, PMP at 843-875-3637 or