DC Post Scholarships

Post Scholarships + Mentoring Program

The SAME DC Post is now accepting applications for the 2024 annual scholarship program from qualified college students studying engineering, architecture, or environmental science.  Last year the Post proudly awarded $40,000 through 10 scholarships to college students.

 Applications are due no later than April 1, 2024. Extended to April 15, 2024

Application Information

SAME is a professional society, one of the oldest and most respected in the United States. It maintains high standards of professionalism, fosters exchange of ideas, and encourages team-work between military and civilian engineers, architects, and related design professionals. This union of military and civilian design professionals has increased the design potential of the United States and helps our Nation “stay ready.” As its Charter acclaims, The Society is “Dedicated to the National Defense.”

The Washington DC Post of SAME is made up of a community of 7,000 individual members and over 200 sustaining corporate members. The Post supports professional development through educational grants and other means, including scholarships, annually to architectural and engineering college students, with an emphasis on those active in the Washington DC Post or an affiliated Student Chapter.

Financial awards are remitted director to student accounts at their academic institution on or about July 1. Up to 4 awards of $1,000 each and 8 of $5,000 each will be granted in 2024. Decisions related to Award are by the Post only and are final.

As a part of this year’s scholarship program, the SAME DC Post will connect scholarship recipients with a mentor in the field of their choice. Our mentors can provide valuable guidance on resume reviews, industry trends, college course guidance, and so much more. This is also a great opportunity to connect with other SAME Post members and learn more about our great organization.

Scholarship applicants must meet the following criteria to be eligible:

  • A U.S. Citizen, 
  • A full-time undergraduate student at an accredited college or university, with current undergraduate status (freshman, through junior) and anticipated undergraduate status (sophomore through senior),
  • Pursuing a built environment professional degree in engineering, architecture, or certain related environmental sciences, and
  • of good character.
Application Instructions

Complete the online form application details including attachments:

1. Attach Endorsement Letter from academic advisor or administrator,

The applicant’s school counselor, academic advisor, or administrator must endorse each application to verify enrollment. 
Download the Endorsement Letter for Signature →

2. Attach a passport type “headshot” photo (.jpg), and

3. Attach a 2-3 page narrative (.pdf) addressing the following topics in the order listed:

  • Academic Performance and Academic/Professional Goals
  • Nature of Associations with the Washington DC Post and the Washington DC Regional Community
  • Financial Need (Ability to pay for college; other financial assistance to be received)
  • Extracurricular Activities including Participation in SAME Student Chapter or Activities 
  • Summary of Previous Military Service, if any
    Statement of why applicant should be considered for award
  • Other comments to assist selection process

Narratives should be typewritten, one paragraph per topic, about 2-3 pages total. Please take the time to be brief!

The SAME Washington DC Post’s Scholarships Committee solicits applications and selects individuals from the pool of candidates to receive awards. Nominations are sought in the spring and awarded in September every year to qualified college students studying engineering, architecture, or environmental science.

Previous Scholarship Winners.

SAME DC Scholarships Committee

Scholarship Chair
Brian Bowser, AIA, LEED AP

Mentoring Chair

Communities of Interest

SAME’s Communities of Interest offer members a chance to engage nationally with other professionals focused on a particular technical field or demographic within joint engineering and the A/E/C industry.