About Post Scholarships

The SAME Strategic Plan challenges SAME members and Posts to “lead efforts to inspire, encourage, and enable youth to pursue STEM careers; and help the technical capacity that our national needs to remain globally competitive.” 

The Society does this by cultivating a robust student membership. Student members represent the next generation of innovative STEM thinkers ready to take on society’s challenges. Through scholarships, SAME makes an investment in student members to keep them on a path to a STEM career.

SAME Posts collectively award more than $1.2 million annually for academic scholarships to student members. Posts looking to establish or grow your scholarship program can access the Scholarship Program Guidelines below.


Available Post Scholarships

Applications to the following post scholarships can be accessed through this portal.

Anchorage Post, AK

Scholarship Flyer
Application Instructions
Deadline: December 18, 2020


San Diego Post, CA
The deadline for the San Diego Post scholarships has passed. Please check back in January, 2021.


Other Posts issue their scholarship applications directly. To find out if a Post near your home or school offers scholarships, go to the Find-a-Post page. Click on the individual post and search their website for scholarship information. 

If you have questions about the diversity of SAME scholarships, please contact Eddie Gonzalez, SAME Program Manager.


To Apply


To apply for an SAME post scholarship through this portal, you must be an SAME student member.


Once you are a student member, or if you are already a student member, log into your member account and, click on Member Account in the blue bar near the top of the page, scroll down to Scholarships. Then click on Alaska Scholarship Application. You’ll be able to make edits until you submit the application.

Scholarships Guidance

Scholarship Advisory Group

The Scholarship Advisory Group was established to advise on SAME’s scholarship coordination. The Scholarship Advisory Group is supported by the College Outreach Community of Interest (COI) and is led by Anne MacMillan, Chair of the COI. To find out more about the Scholarship Advisory Group or join our regular calls, contact Eddie Gonzalez, SAME Program Manager.

Post Scholarship Program Guidelines

The purpose of this document is to provide general guidelines to assist Post leaders in developing and administering scholarship programs tailored to local needs and preferences. Posts are encouraged to use this document to establish an effective scholarship program that achieves the goals set forth in the SAME Strategic Plan.

Download the guidelines here.

“Though my career as an engineer has barely begun, I have had a relationship with SAME since I was in 8th grade when I visited the Northern Virginia Post to present my model rocket. I later received a scholarship to attend the SAME/U.S. Army Engineering & Construction Camp in Vicksburg, Miss., and earned two Post scholarships for college. SAME has provided me with many great connections and networking opportunities all along the way.” 

-- Sophia Gull, Civil Engineering Major, Ohio State University