Southeastern Council on Military Education

SE-COME

2018 Scholarships

Apply for a SECOME Scholarship today! Please carefully read the below information prior to applying. All materials must be submitted and received by SECOME by the posted deadline date. 

*Application submission does not guarantee an award. Three (3) lucky scholarship recipients will be invited to attend the 2018 SECOME Symposium. Hotel expenses and fuel costs will be provided to the 3 invited scholarship recipients.

The 2018 SECOME goal is to award $20,000 in scholarships! Not a member of SECOME? Join today and allow your students the opportunity to be awarded a SECOME Scholarship.  


The Southeastern Council on Military Education will be awarding scholarships

to qualifying individuals at the 2018 annual SECOME Symposium.

In order to be considered for a SECOME Scholarship, the following must be submitted NLT

15 June 2018

Send all documents to: vicepresident@secome.org

Winners will be notified by email by 30 September 2018.



  • SECOME Scholarship Application Form - Access to form will open 09 February 2018.
  • Unofficial transcript(s) showing current enrollment and accumulative GPA
  • Two Forms of Recommendation from Academia, Professional, and/or Community - who can attest to your motivation, character, and integrity.
  • Essay on "What is the biggest challenge that you have faced as a non-traditional student, and how will your education enhance your future goals in life" (approximately 500-750 word)


$750 - $1500 Scholarships are available to:

  • Active Duty, Drilling Reservists, or National Guard Members assigned to a military installation and reside in Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, or South Carolina
  • Spouses of Active Duty Members, Veterans, Drilling Reservists, National Guard Members who reside in Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, or South Carolina
  • Veterans who reside in Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, or South Carolina 

                   * Members of the SECOME Board (past or present), SECOME Scholarship Committee and their families are not eligible. 

In addition to the Scholarship award, three (3) lucky winners will be invited to attend our conference at no charge, and receive one night accommodation at the symposium venue during the 2018 SECOME Symposium.  

*These scholarships are open only to U.S. Citizens and must reside on Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina or South Carolina soil.  Applying for scholarships do not guarantee awards. The SECOME Scholarships are competitive and the SECOME Scholarship Committee takes adequate time to review all applicants' submissions and their materials.  An applicant is ineligible if they do not meet the above criteria, and/or if SECOME does not receive all required materials by the deadline.

Qualifications:
Only students that meet all of the following qualifications will be considered for awards:
  • The student must currently be enrolled at a SECOME member institution and have at least 6 credit hours completed at the SECOME member institution. 
  • The student must reside in Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, or South Carolina.
  • Currently pursuing a credit-barring certificate, associates, baccalaureate, post-baccalaureate, masters, or doctoral program. 
  • Accumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
  • Completed application packet (see above).  

2018-19 Student Scholarship Recipients


This year, the Southeastern Council on Military Education is proud to award $20,000 in scholarships to students from across our member institutions. Twelve recipients were selected from a total pool of more than fifty applicants. Among the recipients are two active duty service members, six veterans (one of whom is also actively serving in the NC National Guard), and four military spouses. We have eight bachelor’s degree seeking students, two seeking master’s degrees, and two pursuing their doctorate. It is our honor to recognize these deserving individuals for their hard work and dedication in serving our Nation and in pursuing their education.

                                                                                      

Master’s or Doctorate Degree Level - $1800.00

Magin Day

UNC - Charlotte – Clinical Health Psychology

Veteran – United States Air Force

Kristian Hooker

Western Carolina University – Project Management

Veteran – United States Army

Vanessa Thompson

Troy University – Human Resource Management

Spouse – United States Army

Catherine Ziencik

UNC – Wilmington – Educational Leadership/Higher Education

Spouse – United States Army

Bachelor’s Degree Level - $1600.00

William Argenbright

Campbell University – Political Science

Veteran – United States Marine Corps

Sarissa Chase

Park University – Criminal Justice

Active Duty – United States Marine Corps

Lauren Clements

Coastal Carolina University – Hospitality, Resort, & Tourism Mgt

Veteran – United States Marine Corps

Nevin Darden

Appalachian State University – Criminal Justice

Active Duty – North Carolina National Guard

Veteran – United States Army

Ariel Kirkwood

Campbell University – Business Administration

Spouse – United States Army

Katherine Matthews

Campbell University – Business Administration

Spouse – United States Army

Jacob Pratt

Appalachian State University – Geology

Veteran – United States Marine Corps

Ethan Wilson

American Military University – Homeland Security

Active Duty – United State Army

2016 - 2017 Student Scholarship Recipients

*Alexis Pointer (left), Student Scholarship Recipient; Ashley Adamovage (right), President, Southeastern Council on Military Education

SECOME just keeps on growing! This year, the organization has seen the largest scholarship application response, as well as awarded the largest amount of scholarships within the organization's history! The student recipients were offered a free night stay at the Hilton Savannah DeSoto in Savannah, GA as well as a gas gift card to help with the travel expenses to the venue to accept the scholarship certificate in person as well as participate on the student panel during the 2016 Symposium. SECOME awarded 5, $1000 scholarship awards to the following noteworthy recipients:


Nayib Bryan, awarded $1000 (Active Duty)

Central Carolina Community College, North Carolina

Associates of Science

Alexis Pointer, awarded $1000 (Active Duty)

American Military University, Georgia

Bachelors in Emergency and Disaster Management (BA)

Roselin Rodriguez-Pinto, awarded $1000 (Veteran)

Fayetteville State University, North Carolina

Bachelors of Social Work

Julia Trevino, awarded $1000 (Spouse)

University Maryland University College, Georgia

Masters in Cybersecurity

Amanda Yeackley, awarded $1000 (Veteran)

American Military University, Georgia

Bachelors of Science in Environmental Science

2015 Student Scholarships Recipients

The student recipients were offered a free night stay at the Blockade Runner Beach Resort in Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina to accept the scholarship certificate in person as well as participate on the student panel during the 2015 symposium. Due to the growth of SECOME membership as well as sponsorship, SECOME was able to award 6 scholarships this year - double the amount from the previous year. $500 scholarships were awarded to the following military-affiliated students:

Ellis Agee, Jr. - Active Duty Service Member, University of Maryland University College

Grant Hudson - Veteran, University of Maryland University College

Ryan Morris - Active Duty Service Member, University of North Carolina Wilmington

Opal Potter - Spouse, University of North Carolina Wilmington

Kayla Rehder - Spouse, East Carolina University

Frederick Young - Veteran, University of Maryland University College

2014 Student Scholarship Recipients

The Student recipients were offered free travel expenses and a free night stay at the Avista Resort in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina to accept the scholarship certificate in person during the 2014 annual conference.

$500 scholarships were awarded to the following military-affiliated students.


Lauren Daniel, Military Spouse, United States Coast Guard

Shawn Kalley, Veteran, United States Army

Capt Alan Thompson, Active Duty, United States Marine Corps