Charleston Post Society of American Military Engineers awards scholarships to local students
The Society of American Engineers Charleston Post recently awarded $13,000 in scholarships to five area high school seniors and five college students at its monthly meeting at the Hilton Garden Inn Charleston Airport in North Charleston.
With the goal of aiding qualified and interested students who desire an education and career in engineering, architecture, science, math or a related field of study through a competitive and merit based program, the Charleston Post of SAME had a record number of applicants.
The post granted a record number of scholarships, contributing to the $1 million scholarships SAME posts award annually around the globe.
High school scholarship recipients ($1,000) are Addison Lucus, Ridge View High School; Karl Noble, Garrett Academy of Technology; Davis Reed, Bishop England High School; Nathan Smith, Stratford High School; Bailey Walker, Summerville High School.
College scholarship recipients ($1,500) are Matthew Delavega, The Citadel; Christine Fletcher, Zachary Messick and Robert O’Brien III, all of Clemson University; and ($2,000) Mellissa Jackson, Clemson.
In order to be eligible for these scholarships, candidates must be a graduating high school senior or undergraduate college student; a resident of Charleston, Berkeley or Dorchester County, or be a member, spouse or child of a member of the Charleston Post or member of The Citadel Student Chapter of SAME; must have a GPA of 3.0 (4.0 scale) or greater for high school and college; and must have been accepted or confirmed enrolled in an accredited U.S. college or university studying undergraduate engineering, architecture, science, math or a related field of study in 2012-13.
The SAME Charleston Post (www.samecharleston) was established in 1941.
The post is made up of public-sector members from federal, state or local government, including the Army Corps of Engineers Charleston District, Joint Base Charleston, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, S.C. National Guard, Naval Facilities Engineering Command, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, The Citadel and the S.C. Ports Authority, along with private-sector members from the architecture, engineering and construction industries.