"...To promote the mission and benefit to the public of the United States Naval Academy; to engage in community activities which will support the mission of the United States Naval Academy, particularly in its efforts to attract, educate, and retain excellent young men and women in dedicated careers of leadership in the United States Armed Forces..."
-By Laws USNA AA GWC
Let's raise $20,000 by June 30th in support of STEM Programs.
As a chapter, we are tasked to support our school. Currently, USNA STEM programs need our support. STEM programs are summer programs that introduce prospective candidates to USNA. To learn more about the STEM programs, click here.
In 2020, all Summer Seminar and Virtual STEM Camps were provided free of charge. The USNA Admissions Office cost to pay for the professors, instructors, or curriculum rewrite to run the extended virtual STEM and Summer Seminar programs were not supported by the registration fees that were normally received.
This year both programs are virtual, but a registration fee was charged to cover the promotional USNA gear and the STEM kits that were sent to STEM & Seminar students.
The unintended consequence of charging for the virtual STEM and Seminar events was an inordinate impact on minorities and families affected by COVID. The DC/ VA/ MD students that could not afford to pay to attend the virtual events could have been assisted by our chapter.
USNA AA GWC will make a donation to support USNA STEM programs and we ask our membership and partners to consider doing the same. Some of the aforementioned students could be invited to late Summer or Fall STEM Camps and/or other STEM and USNA visit weekend events.
We ask that you please support the Academy, and especially the community of students affected, by making a donation on our website.
All donations received through June 30th, 2021 will be donated to USNA STEM programs. Note that any funds that USNA does not use in support of USNA STEM for this summer will be used in support of other programs this year or for next year's STEM program.
Some details about the STEM program:
- The Naval Academy Summer STEM program fee is $600 per student for the five day virtual program.
- The program will include USNA STEM kits to support the academic modules, faculty led STEM academic modules, Technology/Majors Fair, and USNA apparel and promotional items.
- The Naval Academy Summer Seminar's program fee is $300. This will include promotional gear and apparel.
Thank you for your consideration.
Please support the Academy, and especially the community of students affected, by making a donation on our website.
Luis E Martinez USNA '01
US Naval Academy Alumni Association
Greater Washington, DC Chapter