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Applications for 2022 Scholarships are now being accepted

Due Monday, April 11, 2022



The Los Angeles Post of the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME-LA) remains committed to helping Los Angeles County STEM students succeed, and we are proud to announce our 2022 Scholarship Program. Due to the generous donations and fundraising efforts of our members and supporters over the last year, SAME-LA will award up to $15,000 in scholarships this year to deserving students.  

SAME-LA will be awarding scholarships to individuals who plan to enter college or vocational/technical school or are currently enrolled in an undergraduate program, majoring in science technology or a natural science, engineering, or math.

There are 4 categories of scholarships available. The eligibility requirements for each are listed below:

  • Los Angeles County High School Seniors (graduating in Spring 2022) 
    Accepted to a U.S. college in an accredited program in natural science or science technology, engineering, or math (STEM) 
  • Current/New Vocational/Technical School Students
    Enrolling or continuing in a STEM-related program 
  • Current Undergraduate Students
    Enrolled in or continuing in a STEM-related program
  • United States Veterans 
    Pursuing a STEM-related program at a vocational/technical school, community college or other U.S. college/university

ALL scholarship applicants shall:

  • Reside in Los Angeles County
  • Begin/continue program by September 2022Attend SAME Scholarship Awards Event on Tuesday, May 17, 2022, to receive scholarship. 

SAME LA awarded a total of 3 new scholarships to outstanding seniors in the spring of 2020, as well as 2 renewal scholarships to recipients completing their freshman year and continuing to be enrolled in a STEM major for the fall of 2020.

If you have any questions about the scholarship program, or if you are interested in making a tax-deductible donation to this worthy cause, please contact the Scholarship Chair:

Cherie D. Eifler, CPSM
SAME Scholarship Chair
c/o Diaz•Yourman & Associates
1616 E. 17th Street
Santa Ana, CA 92705

Previous Scholarship Awards

2020
  • Alessandro Leon-Contreras – LMU
  • Diego Ochoa – LMU
  • Indeyo Shaw – CSU – Los Angeles
2019
  • Alex Gutierrez – LMU
  • Andrea Sanchez – LMU
  • Calvin Stephens – UC Berkeley
  • Emma Doyle – Penn State University
  • Matthew Lacayo – UC Berkeley
2018
  • Crystal Enriquez – Cal Poly Pomona
  • Fabian Ruelas – LMU
  • Jonathan Zurita – LMU
  • London Shaw – CSU – Los Angeles
2017
  • Gabriela Torres – LMU
  • Jesus Padilla – LMU
  • Jordan Edwards – Beloit College
  • Jorge Salazar – CSU – Los Angeles
2016
  • Christian Aceves – UCI
  • Guillermo A. Rivas – UC San Diego
  • Victoria M. Ramirez – Pitzer College
  • Yenifer Estrada Sandoval – UC Riverside
2015
  • Bertha Romero – UC Berkeley
  • Gabriela Bobadilla – UC Berkeley
  • Manuel Aceves – UC Riverside
  • Spring Guilford – Tulane University

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.