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Year in Review Celebration & Awards

Thursday January 16th, 2020

You don't want to miss our annual Year in Review celebration!

What: A casual gathering of Post members, spouses and friends to network and socialize over drinks and appetizers.  We'll have a brief program at 6pm highlighting the Post's 2019 events and celebrating our continued support of local students pursuing a career in engineering.       

When: Thursday, January 16th, 2020


Where: The Axis Hotel

1630 5th Avenue 

Moline, IL 

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Would your group would consider sponsoring this great annual event? Please let Lynn Gibson know via email at l.gibson@iiwengr.com 

SAME Student Scholarships

Deadline: March 25th, 2020

The Society of American Military Engineers (SAME), Rock Island Post, has a scholarship trust fund to encourage and support talented students in their pursuit of careers in engineering and the physical sciences. For 2020, SAME is offering a combination of one-year, two-year, and four-year scholarships to qualified students who are pursuing a baccalaureate degree in these fields.  

One-year scholarships will be awarded at the $1,000 level to a combination of graduating high school seniors and student members of the University of Iowa SAME Student Post. SAME will award the scholarships to the students who best fit the criteria (download the application below). In selecting scholarship recipients, graduating high school seniors and University of Iowa SAME Student Post members will be ranked separately.

Two-year scholarships will be awarded at the $2,000 level ($1,000 per year for two years) and Four-year scholarships will be awarded at the $4,000 level ($1,000 per year for four years) to graduating high school seniors. The Post will award the scholarships to high school seniors who best fit the criteria (download the application below). The benefits to these scholarships include sponsorship to SAME and future mentor connections that can be invaluable to the student. These scholarships are offered to graduating seniors from several local high schools in the Quad Cities and surrounding Areas.  

The Rock Island Post shall determine the scholarship recipients based on applications postmarked by March 25, 2020. Scholarships will be awarded at a SAME meeting, or at the school if time permits. For questions about scholarship opportunities, please contact Roger Perk at (309) 794-5227, or e-mail roger.a.perk@usace.army.mil

See the following documents to apply: 

Scholarship Criteria

Scholarship Application

Scholarship applications must be postmarked by March 25th, 2020 and addressed to:

Rock Island Post
ATTN: Roger Perk (EC)
Clock Tower Building
PO Box 2004
Rock Island, IL 61204-2004

Our SAME Community

Centered in Rock Island, Illinois, the Rock Island Post serves the Upper Mississippi River Valley, with members in Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Kansas, Indiana and Ohio. The post boasts over 250 individual members and over 40 sustaining member firms. Monthly meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month. In addition to hosting an annual golf outing and commander briefings, the post is also active in various community activities.

The Society of American Military Engineers is the only nonprofit professional engineering education organization that actively promotes the advancement of both individual technical knowledge and the collective engineering capabilities of governments, the uniformed services and private industry.

Our goal is to unite public and private sector entities and individuals in the A/E/C fields so that we can prepare for and overcome natural and man made disasters, acts of terrorism and improve security at home and abroad.