Education and Training Grant Program
Women In Defense First Coast Education and Training Grants help women on Florida’s First Coast with postsecondary education and professional training in the areas of STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics – and whose interests in some way relates to National Defense.

For program requirements and application, click here

Completed applications should be e-mailed to

Submission Deadline EXTENDED: August 23, 2019 (for fall semester award)

SAME Hosted Defense Groups Holiday Reception
Wednesday, December 19, 2019
River City Brewing Company
835 Museum Circle
Jacksonville, FL 32207



Join us for an EMPOWERing professional development event on Saturday, May 11, from 8:00 am - 1:00 pm at the University of North Florida. The EMPOWERing PANELS will discuss leadership as you rise in the ranks, balancing two careers, and career opportunities supporting national defense. The EMPOWERing WORKSHOPS will discuss maximizing networking effectiveness, personal branding, and hands on tools for your career. The keynote lunch will be a thoughtful conversation from an INSPIRING leader about her personal path to being EMPOWERed. For more information click here

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Annual Dinner Meeting and Putt Putt Golf
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
5:00pm - 9:00pm
The Golf Club of Fleming Island 
2260 Town Center Blvd
Fleming Island, FL 32003


Board of Directors and General Membership Meeting:

First Coast currently now conducts the Board of Directors and General Membership Meeting as a conference call the first Tuesday of each month. Dial in information is available upon request to members in good standing. We are utilizing Constant Contact for getting the word out about our activities including the Board of Director meetings. Be sure your email and contact information are up to date to receive the latest information. Being involved in meetings for our new chapter affords you the opportunity to help shape what we are doing as a chapter

The schedule here provides dates and event for important chapter activities. Additionally, we use email, newsletters, and social media to keep everyone up-to-date. Be sure to contact any of the Board  or to ensure you are receiving this important information.