Scholarship Programs


The Society of American Military Engineers (SAME), Hampton Roads Post intends to award multiple $500 – $3,000 scholarships to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) students for the 2022-2023 school year.

Applicants must be enrolled, or planning to enroll, in a full-time undergraduate STEM degree program at an accredited college or university in the fall term of 2022.  Eligible STEM degree programs include Engineering, Architecture, Interior Design, Construction Management, Computer Science, Environmental Science, Geology, Chemistry, Biology, Physics and Mathematics.  Other STEM degrees may be accepted if they can be shown to relate to construction, operations, maintenance or protection of national infrastructure (facilities, transportation, energy, water, telecommunications, etc.).

Applicants who have earned an undergraduate degree or who are enrolled in a graduate degree program are not eligible. All applicants must also have a minimum GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 basis) to be eligible to apply. The minimum GPA requirement applies to both high school and college students. No scholarship will be awarded for those pursuing an associate, second undergraduate or graduate school degree. Students attending a community or junior college must be enrolled in a program of studies designed to allow the student to transfer directly into a four-year program. Applicants who receive an appointment to one of the U.S. Military Academies (or affiliated preparatory schools) or are awarded a full scholarship at any accredited U.S. post-secondary institution of higher education are not eligible to receive funds from this program. A full scholarship is usually defined as one that provides for payment of tuition, books, lab fees, and other related expenses.

There is no requirement for the student or parent to be part of a SAME Post. However, preference will be given to students who are members of a SAME Student Post or whose parents, guardians, or sponsors are members of SAME. Sponsors must provide a letter of recommendation as part of the application package. For a list of sustaining member companies, and student SAME applications please refer to our website.

Our intent is to target scholarship awards to Hampton Roads high school students and college students attending College / Universities throughout Virginia; however this is not a requirement and The Post reserves the right to offer scholarships to any qualified candidates.

Scholarships will be presented during a special awards meeting, June 8, 2022 from 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM at the Westin Hotel, Virginia Beach, VA.

Application forms are available here:

The scholarship application evaluation criteria is attached as an appendix to the application form. The completed application, including transcripts, must be signed and emailed IN ADDITION TO a signed hard copy postmarked no later than April 15, 2022. Applicants are required to send their submissions via email to Douglas Richter, AIA AND COPY Belinda Redd, PE, PMP, LEED AP Hard copies and transcripts via mail should be sent to the Scholarship Committee Chairperson, Hampton Roads Post, Society of American Military Engineers at the address listed below:

Douglas Richter, AIA

9614 20th Bay Street

Norfolk, VA 23518


Please ensure that you receive confirmation via email that your submission has been received. Incomplete applications will not be considered.