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The Virginia Peninsula Post SAME Members support our  SAME Young Member Posts at  Virginia Military Institute & Hampton University 

Our programs include: Annual Scholarships (HS12/BS/MS/PhD) New Certifications, Grafton Bethel Lego Competition, USN NIWC Atlantic Girls Day Out and Cyber Security Camp. 

Our Mission: 

“TO LEAD, COLLABORATE, and PROMOTE SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING & MATH GROWTH  as a multi-disciplined integrator of military, public, private, and academic capabilities aimed at protecting America’s freedom and national security.”


STEM Engineering & Construction Camps

SAME, in collaboration with the military services, offers a series of week long, STEM Engineering & Construction (E&C) Camps designed for High School students who excel in math, science and technology courses and are interested in pursuing engineering, architecture, or related fields in college. Each camp has a unique curriculum, with the common threads being: challenging environment, all activities are hands-on, young engineer mentors assigned to the teams and providing long term resources for alumni. Information for the 2021 STEM E&C camps will be posted once it is available.  

You can find more information about the camps and the application process at http://www.same.org/STEMCAMPS or contact the VPP Summer Camp POC, Mr. Paul Burgener at paul.burgener@us.af.mil or 757-225-9565.

School Year 2022 Scholarship Information

Greetings! Each year, the Virginia Peninsula Post of the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) awards scholarships to deserving students throughout the state of Virginia, and we're doing it again in 2022!! In 2021, we awarded a total of four scholarships, ranging in value from $800 to $1,000. We will continue our school scholarship program in 2020 by offering scholarships in four categories by grade level:  1) High school seniors, 2) college freshman and sophomores, 3) college juniors and seniors, and 4) graduate students. We feel this ensures we touch all levels of study and provides our younger applicants a chance to re-apply each year as they pursue their education.

The application requirements are straightforward. Just fill out this short application package that includes all of the information regarding the program and what is required to apply. Completed applications must be mailed (postmarked), emailed, or hand-delivered by TBD. Contact information is provided in the application package. Applicants will be notified via email or phone call whether they have won a scholarship. Winners are invited to attend the SAME Virginia Peninsula Post meeting in August 2022 to accept their award in person. If the winner cannot attend the meeting, the scholarship award and check will be mailed via US Postal Service.

Good luck to all who apply!  As in the past, we look forward to receiving many quality applications.

Professional Development Scholarship

The Virginia Peninsula Post offers an annual professional development scholarship to Post members (application due date is Friday 10 December 2021).

The 2021 program is limited to professional development only and not continuing education. The program is intended to assist any Post member with the costs of pursuing professional licensure in architecture or engineering or a recognized credential in related professional areas such as Project Management Professional and Certified Facility Manager. Financial support under this program includes the cost of review courses/seminars, related study materials, associated fees (examination fees, preparatory course fees, etc.) or travel associated with study courses or exams.  

This scholarship program covers professional development requirements from 1 Jan 2022 thru 31 Dec 2022

Scholarship award(s) totaling $500 are planned for this program. To be eligible for this scholarship program, applicants MUST BE in good standing with SAME and a current Virginia Peninsula Post (primary post) member as shown on the Post membership roster (as of: 1 December 2021). 

Applications are due Friday, 10 December 2021. Approved applicants will be determined and acknowledged during the December VPP meeting. Reimbursements will be made after submittal of required documentationFor full program details and application forms, click here.

Questions?  Mr. Paul Burgener at paul.burgener@us.af.mil or 757-225-9565.

SAME Credentialing Achievement Awards Program

Young Members and NCOs are reminded of SAME National Credentialing Achievement Awards Program. The program is intended to help fund exam sitting or registration fees for credentials, certifications or licensures. 

SAME National Credentialing Achievement Awards Program application due dates are in April and October.

As part of the program, individuals may apply for reimbursement of up to $500. Applications will be evaluated by a review committee for approval. Reimbursements to approved applicants will be upon successful completion of exams and submittal of required documentation.

Visit the SAME National website for more details