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2020 SAME Seattle Post & PSE&SSF Scholarships Available

By John Souza, Seattle Post Scholarship Committee Chair

Do you have a dependent or know of someone who is or will be pursuing a degree in Engineering, Science, Technology, or a related field and needs a scholarship?

If so, as a member of the Seattle Post, you can sponsor a student’s application for up to a $3,000 scholarship.  Completed scholarship applications will be accepted during the scholarship application acceptance period (February 28, 2020 through April 24, 2020).

This year the Puget Sound Engineering and Science Scholarship Fund (PSE&SSF) will award scholarships totaling $30,500 on behalf of the SAME Seattle Post.

1.     SAME Seattle Post College Scholarships (for High School Seniors graduating in spring of 2020)*:  The applicant must be a US citizen accepted into a full-time program of study towards a Bachelor of Science (BS) Degree in engineering, science, technology, or a related field at an accredited college or university.  The applicant must be a High School Senior that is graduating from a private or public high school located within one of the State of Washington counties bordering the Puget Sound, which include Whatcom, Skagit, Snohomish, King, Kitsap, Pierce, Thurston, Mason, Jefferson, Clallam, Island, and San Juan.  Home-schooled applicants must also reside within one of the listed State of Washington counties.  Currently, $15,250 in college scholarships will be awarded to graduating High School Seniors that will be attending an accredited college or university in the fall of 2020.  The SAME Seattle Post College Scholarship breakout and allocation is as follows:

·         One (1) scholarship award valued at $1,750,

·         One (1) scholarship award valued at $1,500,

·         Twelve (12) scholarship awards valued at $1,000 each.

2.     SAME Seattle Post Member-sponsored Scholarships**:  The applicant must be a US citizen sponsored by a SAME Seattle Post Member.  The applicant may be either currently enrolled as a full-time college student in pursuit of their undergraduate degree OR be a graduating High School Senior.  The applicant must be enrolled in or be accepted into a full-time program of study towards a Bachelor of Science (BS) Degree in engineering, science, technology, or a related field at an accredited college or university.  If a graduating senior, the applicant must have graduated from or be scheduled to graduate from an accredited High School, public or private, in 2020.  Currently, $15,250 in scholarships will be awarded to Post Member-sponsored applicants.  Applicants who are dependents of Seattle Post Members (i.e., family members within the third degree of kindred) will be given preference.   The SAME Seattle Post Member-sponsored Scholarship breakout and allocation is as follows:

·         One (1) scholarship award valued at $3,000.

·         One (1) scholarship award valued at $2,750,

·         Two (2) scholarship awards valued at $2,500 each,

·         Two (2) scholarship awards valued at $2,250 each.

The Seattle Post Member-sponsored scholarships are open to all student applicants who meet the following criteria:

  • Must be a US citizen.
  • Must be a dependent of or sponsored by a current member of the Seattle Post.  Each Seattle Post Member may sponsor up to two (2) dependents OR one applicant who is not a dependent.

o    Applicants who are dependents of Seattle Post Members (i.e., family members within the third degree of kindred) will be given preference.  An explanation of the degrees of kindred is provided within the following link:  http://www.lawdiary.com/docs/subscribers/Degrees_of_Kindred.pdf.

  • Applicant may be either currently enrolled as a full-time college student OR be a graduating High School Senior.  The applicant must be enrolled in or be accepted into a full-time program of study towards a Bachelor of Science (BS) Degree in the fields of engineering, science, technology, or a related field at an accredited college or university.
  • If a graduating High School Senior, the applicant must have graduated from or be scheduled to graduate from an accredited high school, public or private, in the spring of 2020.

In addition, sponsored candidates who are graduating High School Seniors will automatically be considered for SAME Seattle Post College Scholarships and PSE&SSF College Scholarships.  Furthermore, sponsored candidates who are full-time college students will automatically be considered for PSE&SSF College Scholarships as well as PSE&SSF Sponsored Scholarships.

Furthermore, there are two additional 2020 scholarship programs offered by PSE&SSF that are open to dependents and friends of Seattle Post Members, they are:

3.     PSE&SSF College Scholarships (for High School Seniors graduating in spring of 2020).  The applicant must be a US citizen accepted into a full-time program of study towards a Bachelor of Science (BS) Degree in engineering, science, technology, or a related field at an accredited college or university.  Currently, $5,000 in PSE&SSF College Scholarships will be awarded to graduating High School Seniors that will be attending an accredited college or university in the fall of 2020.  The PSE&SSF College Scholarship breakout and allocation is as follows:

·         Five (5) scholarship awards valued at $1,000 each.

Important Submittal Instructions:

Any of the scholarships identified above (all 3 categories) may be applied for by using the scholarship application completion and submittal steps stated below:

1)    Follow the cited links provided to obtain and complete an online scholarship application.  The deadline for receipt of completed scholarship applications is midnight on Friday, April 24, 2020.

a)    A completed application must be submitted utilizing wufoo.com.

b)    Click on this wufoo.com link to make your way to the online scholarship application for Scholarship Categories 1-3 (SAME Seattle Post College Scholarships, SAME Seattle Post Member-sponsored Scholarships, and PSE&SSF College Scholarships):

https://psessf.wufoo.com/forms/psessf-scholarships-a-2020/
(or 
https://psessf.wufoo.com/forms/x1kw2shl023mbfw/
)

c)     You will have the ability to upload an electronic copy of your academic transcript for submittal within the online application form.  If possible, please attach a transcript that includes grades from your Fall 2019 semester.

d)    If an applicant wishes to submit an updated academic transcript after submitting the completed online application form (with initially attached electronic transcript) as designated in Step a) above, it can be as long as it is submitted electronically by Friday, April 24, 2020.  Please email the updated transcript to jsouza@ktainc.net.  Please provide your full name, home address, phone number, and school in the body of the email to ensure that your data file is accurately selected and your transcript is replaced with the newly updated transcript.

e)    No hard copy applications will be accepted.  Only completed applications and transcripts utilizing the wufoo.com link above will be accepted.

2)    Follow these online application form guidelines to ensure accurate completion as well as a maximum possible score.

a)    Please review the entire Application Form before completing it.  This will allow you (the scholarship applicant) to be fully knowledgeable of all data elements required to complete the Form.

b)    A scholarship applicant may want to complete Application Form field entries first within a Microsoft Word document, as one WILL NOT have the ability to save any information within this Form before submitting it.  This will also allow the scholarship applicant to perform spelling and grammar checks.

c)     All field entries marked with a red asterisk are mandatory data elements within the Application Form.

d)    When entering data into some form fields, highlighted guidance in light gray will show to the right of the form field.  Please use this guidance when completing that form field.

e)    Because there is NO save feature, the scholarship applicant must complete the entire Application Form at one time.

f)      Please review your application for clarity, grammar, and completeness before pressing the "SUBMIT" button at the bottom of the Application Form.

Completed scholarship applications will only be accepted during the scholarship application acceptance period (February 28, 2020 through April 24, 2020).

Additional information concerning the scholarship application process is located at http://psessf.org/ScholarshipApplication.html.

In addition, PSE&SSF has initiated their Sponsored Scholarship program for 2020.  There are seven (7) scholarship opportunities open to current, full-time undergraduate college/university students.  These scholarship opportunities are open to dependents and friends of Seattle Post Members.  Qualifications for each of the scholarship opportunities are unique, so scholarship applicants need to be cognizant of the requirements and whether they meet them.

The following summary table provides an overview of the scholarships being awarded in 2020. 

PSE&SSF Sponsored Scholarship

Current, Full-time Undergraduate Students Majoring In a/an

College/University Preference

Scholarship Value

Shannon & Wilson Scholarship

Civil Engineering Discipline

University of Washington

$1,500

William Wallace Wood, Jr. Scholarship for Electrical Engineering

Electrical Engineering Discipline

Any College/University in Pacific Northwest (WA & OR)

$1,500

WSP Scholarship

Engineering Discipline (preference will be given to diversity).

Any College/University in the State of Washington

$1,500

Scholarship in Memory of Stephen Manthey

STEM Discipline (preference will be given to an Architecture major and/or a woman student).

Any College/University

$3,000

EA Engineering, Science, and Technology, Inc., PBC Scholarship

Environmental Discipline (Environmental Engineering, Environmental Science, or a related Environmental major)

Any College/University

$1,500

Blue Trident, LLC Scholarship

Engineering Discipline (preference will be given to diversity and/or children of military veterans)

Any College/University

$1,500

Reid Middleton Scholarship

Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering, or Surveying

Any College/University in Pacific Northwest (WA & OR)

$1,500

Specific details regarding each of these scholarships are provided at https://www.psessf.org/ScholarshipNamed.html.

PSE&SSF Sponsored Scholarships can be applied for using the following wufoo.com link.

https://psessf.wufoo.com/forms/psessf-sponsored-scholarships-a-2020/
(or
https://psessf.wufoo.com/forms/k10llxpq1nkvail/)

Completed PSE&SSF Sponsored Scholarship applications will be accepted during the scholarship application acceptance period (February 28, 2020 through April 24, 2020).

Thank you for submitting your application to the SAME Seattle Post/PSE&SSF Scholarship Program.  Your time and effort are appreciated.

If anyone has any questions concerning the application or Seattle Post scholarship process, please feel free to contact me by email or phone.

Email:  jsouza@ktainc.net

Mobile: 425.301.8920

 

Thanks again, John