Story by Dan Miller, Seabee Memorial Scholarship Association
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The Seabee Memorial Scholarship Association (SMSA) will award $312,600 in scholarships to children and grandchildren of America’s Seabees and Civil Engineer Corps (CEC) officers.
For the 2018-2019 academic year, 89 students will receive scholarships of at least $3,400. There are 22 freshman students with an average high school grade point average of 4.34. Sixty seven students will return as sophomores, juniors or seniors. These students were chosen from 252 applications by the Scholarship Selection Committee who met May 3-4 in Alexandria, Va.
Fifteen of the freshman scholarship recipients will be Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM) majors. Additionally, 6 are first generation college students.
The SMSA is the only scholarship fund specifically supporting the children and grandchildren of US Navy Seabees. The Association’s scholarships develop the nation’s future workforce, rewarding those young scholars who embody the character, leadership, and academic values needed for success in today’s globally competitive economy. The SMSA has awarded over $5 million to over 800 children or grandchildren of Seabees since 1972.
Profiles of the SMSA scholarship recipients will be featured weekly on the SMSA Facebook page. Information on the scholarship application process can be found on the SMSA website at www.Seabee.org/scholarship.
For more information about the Seabee Memorial Scholarship Association or to get involved, email SMSA@seabee.org.