Raytheon Company and Student Veterans of America (SVA) recently awarded three $10,000 scholarships to military veterans studying cybersecurity and engineering, and also opened applications for a new scholarship being offered to army student veterans.
The Raytheon/SVA Scholarship, now in its second year, marks the organisations’ shared mission to help veterans succeed in civilian life through the study of science, technology, engineering and math. The new scholarship, called the Raytheon Patriot Scholarship, will provide $10,000 to two army student veterans pursuing graduate or under-graduate degrees at accredited universities, and who demonstrate leadership in their local communities. The Raytheon/SVA Scholarship recipients are: Damien Calderon, 26, an army veteran studying mechanical engineering at the University of Texas at Austin. Megan Freeman, 29, a navy veteran studying computer science at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Edward Thiemann, 34, an air force veteran pursuing a PhD in remote sensing at the University of Colorado, Boulder. “We appreciate Raytheon’s ongoing support of our efforts to empower student veterans, and we’ve found three uniquely talented people among a field of excellent applicants,” said D. Wayne Robinson, President and CEO of Student Veterans of America. “These scholarships will help them build upon the expertise and training they received while in service.