The Chesapeake Post of the Society of American Military Engineers awarded 11 college scholarships and an engineering camp stipend to students in Harford and Cecil counties.
The association offers these scholarships to promote the career fields of engineer, scientist, and architect. Recipients have the opportunity to network with Chesapeake Post STEM professionals seeking internships, additional scholarships, full-time employment, graduate school, and other professional development opportunities.
Past scholarship students include: Annie Keele, 2020 C. Milton Wright graduate, currently attending Towson University; Peilin Chen, 2021 graduate of Aberdeen Science and Math Academy, currently at Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Zachery Coogan, 2019 graduate of Aberdeen Academy of Science and Mathematics, currently at the University of Maryland; and Amy Pham, a 2019 graduate of the Aberdeen Academy of Science and Mathematics, attending the California Institute of Technology.
The new scholarship recipients include: Alexis Lee Bultman, North Harford High School, who will attend University of Maryland Baltimore County; Connor Pavlitsa, C. Milton Wright High School; Allison Rogers, Elkton High School, headed to Virginia Tech; Joyce Davis, Harford Community College, goes to UMBC; Kristin Martin, HCC, goes to Virginia Tech; and Nate Caughron, Aberdeen High School.
In partnership with the Chesapeake Post, the family of Edgewood High School Class of 2011 member Timothy Jacob “Jake” Kluchinsky III has selected Sebastian Andujar-Aquino as the first recipient of the Jake Kluchinsky Scholarship. The scholarship supports Edgewood High School graduates who will pursue an associate degree in engineering technology at Harford Community College. Kluchinsky was a student society participant and studied engineering technology at HCC before his death in July 2019, according to a legacy.com obituary.
The Society of American Military Engineers is a nonprofit professional engineering association that actively promotes the advancement of individual technical knowledge and the collective engineering capabilities of governments, uniformed services, and private industry.
Their goal is to unite public and private sector entities and individuals in these areas so that they can prepare for and overcome natural and man-made disasters, acts of terrorism, and improve internal and external security.
To accomplish this, the Chesapeake Post hosts monthly luncheons and other business/social events attended by members of local government, military, private industry, students, and other interested parties.