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Discounted hotel rooms are available at the Ritz-Carlton for $159.

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2nd Annual ​Seabee Memorial Scholarship Association  
Building America’s Future Gala
September 23rd, 2017


Location- Ritz-Carlton Pentagon City
                   1250 South Hayes Street
                   Arlington, VA 22202

Time-        6pm Reception
                   7pm Dinner/Program

2017 Honorees:
Can Do Award: Parsons

Searchlight Award: Admiral Harry B. Harris, Jr., USN, Commander, United States Pacific Command (USPACOM)

​Tickets- Register Here

The black tie Gala will be attended by more than 250 guests to include Administration officials, Members of Congress, senior military leaders, and corporate and community leaders. The SMA would be honored to have your participation in our efforts to provide higher education opportunities to Seabee children and grandchildren.

Seabee Memorial
Scholarship Association
Building America’s Future Gala

RADM Tom Gross, CEC, USN (Ret)

Chairman Emeritus
RDML Dave Boone, USN (Ret.)

Honorary Committee:
RADM David Bottorff, CEC, USN (Ret.)
RADM Jack Buffington, CEC, USN (Ret.) RADM Katherine Gregory, CEC, USN (Ret.) RADM Michael Johnson, CEC, USN (Ret.) RADM Christopher Mossey, CEC, USN (Ret.)
​VADM Mike Loose, CEC, USN (Ret.)
RADM David Nash, CEC, USN (Ret.)
RADM Greg Shear, CEC, USN (Ret.) 
RADM William Zobel, CEC, USN (Ret.)​

 Leadership Committee:
RDML Mike Giorgione, CEC, USN (Ret)
CAPT Tracy Mustin, CEC, USN (Ret)
CAPT Kurt Sisson, CEC, USN (Ret.)

Dan Miller
Meg Boone


The 2nd Annual Building America’s Future Gala, to benefit the Seabee Memorial Scholarship Association (SMSA), will highlight the accomplishments of SMSA Scholarship Recipients.  In addition, the Gala will honor those whose vision and support is vital to the Association’s work.

SMSA is the nation’s only provider of need-based scholarships to children and grandchildren of America’s Navy Seabees and Civil Engineer Corps service members attending accredited colleges and universities. Since 1972 SMSA has awarded more than 2700 scholarships valued at over $4.7 million. In 2016 alone, the Association provided over $275,000 in scholarships to a large pool of students to attend a two or four-year academic institution. Most of the scholarship recipients graduate in the top 10% of their class.  The average family income of students from these Seabee families is less than $45,000 so these scholarships help ensure they can achieve their academic goals.

Seabee Memorial ​Scholarship Association 

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