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Scholarships / Engineering & Construction Camps

SAME Omaha Post Scholarship

Access the most recent SMP Scholarship application here.  [PDF]

SAME Scholarship Brochure  [PDF]

New SMP Scholarship applications are due: March 1st
Renewals are due: February 1st

The Scholarship award(s) will be determined by the applicants 250 word essays discussing why they selected his/her chosen field of study over other educational opportunities and what contribution the applicant will make to the engineering/architectural world. In additional to the essay, the applicants also must meet the following criteria:

SAME Engineering and Construction Camps

(Do not need to be SMP participant)

For over 30 years, SAME has been advancing events and activities and offering scholarships designed to excite students to become engineers. SAME, in collaboration with the military services, offers a series of week-long, Engineering and Construction Camps designed for high school students who excel in math, science and technology courses and are interested in pursuing engineering, architecture, or related fields in college. Each of the camps has their unique curriculum, with the common thread being: challenging environment, hands-on activities, mentors who are young engineers, long term resources for alumni. The Army camp is in Vicksburg, Mississippi; the Air Force Academy Camp is in Colorado Springs, CO; the U.S. Air Force Camp is at Scott AFB, IL; and the U.S. Marine Corps Camp is in Camp Lejeune, NC.

The SAME Omaha Post is now accepting applications for the SAME Engineering and Construction Camps. The Omaha Post will pay for the camp fee and the participant pays for transportation to the camp. The application deadline is March 1st - EXCEPT for the US Army Camp. That deadline is March 29th.

Students will be applying through the online portal. Applicants will first create a Camper Account and then will register for the particular camp that they are interested in attending. As part of the process, applicants will pick the Post that they wish to sponsor them.

The potential campers will be entering personal, demographic and education information into the application. If they are selected for camp, they will then provide release forms, medical forms or any other documents as needed.

Testimonials from Omaha Post nominees.  [PDF]

Click here to access forms and additional information.

For any additional information on these scholarships or camps please contact Adam Plack.

Doug Plack Scholarship Fund

Doug Plack

In appreciation of his many years of volunteer assistance to the organization, the Omaha Post has established the Doug Plack Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship has been established in perpetuity, and from this date forward, will provide education and training funds for a member of the Society, or for someone in their family. The goal of the Plack Scholarship is to raise a base of $20,000, from which the annual interest (approximately $2,000) will be given to one student per year. The first recipients of the scholarship were Doug's children, Adam and Whitney, who have now graduated. This scholarship is now open for applications (access the current Doug Plack Scholarship application here).

Applications are due April 1st and will be awarded at the annual Omaha Post Industry Day.

The Doug Plack Scholarship recipient for 2015 was Jacob Quint. Jacob is a sophomore at UNL studying Mechanical Engineering. He's been an engineering week education competition volunteer, Matt Talbot Kitchen food drive organizer, Salvation Army volunteer, volunteered as an out-of-school tutor, volunteer for the ALS walk for cure, and that's just a small sample. Jacob has provided all of this volunteer work while maintaining a 4.0 GPA. Congratulations, Jacob!

Will you help us remember Doug - and continue his legacy of mentoring, assisting, and participating?

Please donate to the Doug Plack Memorial scholarship by sending your check, made payable to:

SAME Omaha Post
P.O. Box 24804
Omaha, NE 68124

Please note on the memo line that the check is for the Doug Plack Scholarship Fund.

Thank You for Donating to the Doug Plack Scholarship. Click here to see the list of donators.

SAME Omaha Post Needs-Based Scholarship

Access the most recent Needs-Based Scholarship application here.  [PDF]

Needs-Based Scholarship applications are due April 1st

The Omaha Post Needs-Based Scholarship shall be offered annually to a graduating high school senior. To the extent possible, preference shall be given to students who have demonstrated financial need. Candidates should be participating in the free and reduced price school meal program.  To the extent possible, preference will also be given to those students participating in the Omaha Post’s Student Mentoring Program or similar Post or school sponsored engineering/architectural activities.  Additionally, the applicants must meet the following criteria:

  1. Nominated by a teacher
  2. Letter of recommendation must be submitted
  3. Anticipating entering an engineering/architectural program or a related field at any accredited university/college
  4. Minimum 2.5 Grade Point Average
  5. Candidates shall submit a 250 word essay