Scholarship Programs

School Year 2016-2017 Scholarship Information

The Society of American Military Engineers (SAME), Hampton Roads Post intends to award multiple $500 – $2,000 scholarships to Engineering, Architecture, Interior Design and Construction Management Students for the 2016-2017 school year.

Applicants must be enrolled, or planning to enroll, in a full-time undergraduate Engineering, Architecture, Interior Design or Construction Management degree program at an accredited college or university in the fall term of 2016. 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. An ROTC scholarship is considered a full scholarship.

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 at our June 15, 2016 luncheon.

Application forms are available here:

High School Student Application pdf

High School Student Application docx

College Student Application pdf

College Student Application docx

The scholarship application evaluation criteria are attached as an appendix to the application form. The completed application, including transcripts, must be emailed or postmarked no later than April 29, 2016. Applicants are encouraged to go paperless and submit a scanned signed copy to . Otherwise, please mail this form and the attached transcript to the Scholarship Committee Chairperson, Hampton Roads Post, Society of American Military Engineers at the address listed below:

Efram Fuller, P.E.
Brown and Caldwell
301 Bendix Road Suite 400, Virginia Beach, VA 23452


School Year 2015-2016 Scholarship Winners

The Hampton Road’s Post Scholarship Program for the 2015-2016 school year received applications from an incredibly talented and competitive group of students.  Our evaluation process, which typically targets local high school senior students or current college students at universities throughout Virginia and the country, always considers every application, looking for the most qualified applicants.  Applicants must be pursuing a four-year degree in Engineering, Architecture, Interior Design or Construction Management from an accredited college or university.

The Hampton Roads Post awarded scholarships in the amount ranging from $1,000 to $4,000 to twelve students, totaling $24,000.00 in awards!  Each student was recognized at our Post luncheon on June 17, 2015.

Scholarship recipients for the 2015-2016 school-year included:

High School Students

  • Katie Campbell – First Colonial High School attending the University of Alabama
  • Eric D’Andrea – Princess Anne High School attending Old Dominion University
  • Kerrie Lightfoot – Hickory High School attending the Virginia Military Institute
  • Brett Madden – Cox High School attending Virginia Tech


College Students

  • Eric Crandall - Old Dominion University
  • Matthew Johnson – University of Virginia
  • Amber Kendall – East Carolina University
  • Alex Kinney – Virginia Tech
  • Alec Mang – Old Dominion University
  • Kyle Morgan – Virginia Tech
  • Catherine Weathered – University of Virginia
  • Joseph Zongolowicz – Old Dominion University


 HS Scholarship Recipients

SAME Hampton Roads Post 2015-2016 High School Scholarship Winners with Post President, Michael Darrow and Scholarship Committee Chair, Efram Fuller.


College Scholarship Recipients

SAME Hampton Roads Post 2015-2016 College Scholarship Winners with Post President, Michael Darrow and Scholarship Committee Chair,