2023 Post Scholarships – Winners

SAME Orange County Post 2023 Scholarship Winner, Kaveh Zare
SAME Orange County Post 2023 Scholarship Winner, David Lightfoot
SAME Orange County Post 2023 Scholarship Winner, PJ Barbasa
SAME Orange County Post 2023 Scholarship Winner, Melina Pouya
SAME Orange County Post 2023 Scholarship Winner, Scott McCloskey
Initial Recipient of the SAME OC Post Tayanipour Resiliency Scholarship
SAME OC 2023 Scholarship Recipients
(from left to right Joohi Sood, SAME OC Post Scholarship Chair; Paige Fundament, SAME OC Post Student Chapter Mentor; David Blackfoot, Saddleback College; PJ Barbasa, Saddleback College; Kaveh Zare, Saddleback College; Scott McCloskey, Saddleback College; Melina Pouya, Saddleback College; and Jorge Rodriguez, SAME OC Post President)

2023 Post Scholarships – Closed

The Orange County Post of the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) is requesting applications for scholarships to be awarded at an upcoming meeting of the Post. The mission of SAME is to promote and facilitate engineering support for national security by developing and enhancing relationships and competencies among uniformed services, public and private sector engineers and related professionals.


Community College STEM Students Members (Free membership for students. Sign up now)
Major: Interest in pursuing in a STEM Field degree
Officially enrolled in a Community College located in Orange County*
Class Standing: Enrolled full-time as of Fall 2023
GPA: 3.0 minimum overall

University or College STEM Students
Major: Any STEM field
School: Any accredited Orange County engineering school*
Class Standing: Full-time Enrollment as of Fall 2023
GPA: 3.0 minimum in major and overall

*Students attending schools outside of Orange County, but who graduated from an Orange County high school are also eligible

Application Information

Application packet may be downloaded at our Classic Website –> will be accepted through September 29, 2023. The scholarship ceremony will be held during the Orange County Post October 19, 2023 Luncheon event. Please submit or email applications to:

SAME OC Post Scholarship Chair
(562) 716-8346

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.