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Raytheon Awards $600,000 in Scholarships to Students Pursuing Math and Science Degrees

MathMovesU scholarship a bonus to students

WALTHAM, Mass., May 19, 2009 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has awarded MathMovesU Bonus Award scholarships to 30 high school seniors and college undergraduates who are pursuing majors in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields.

The recipients were chosen from a pool of 900 students who previously won a $1,000 Raytheon MathMovesU Middle School Scholarship. Each MathMovesU Bonus Award winner will receive a $20,000 scholarship, representing an additional investment of $600,000 by Raytheon.

"Raytheon is proud to award each of these 30 students with a $20,000 MathMovesU Bonus Award scholarship to support his or her pursuit of a college degree in a math or related field," said Bill Swanson, Chairman and CEO of Raytheon Company. "We expect that their college experience, coupled with the tireless support of their family and teachers, will enable these promising students to enjoy a rewarding and exciting STEM career."

The MathMovesU Bonus Awards are part of Raytheon's MathMovesU program, an initiative designed to engage students in math and science through contests, live events, scholarships, tutoring programs and more. In a separate announcement issued last month, MathMovesU awarded 150 middle school students with $1,000 scholarships to be used toward a math, science or technology summer camp or program.

Since MathMovesU was launched in 2005, the program has awarded more than $2 million in scholarships and has touched the lives of more than 700,000 students, teachers and parents nationwide. To learn more about the program and available scholarships and grants, visit www.MathMovesU.com.

Raytheon Company, with 2008 sales of $23.2 billion, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, homeland security and other government markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 87 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications and intelligence systems, as well as a broad range of mission support services. With headquarters in Waltham, Mass., Raytheon employs 73,000 people worldwide.

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Following is a listing of this year's Math Study Bonus Award recipients:


    Name               School                     City, State

    Adam Alongi        University of Notre Dame   Notre Dame, Ind.
    Desiree Amadeo     Massachusetts Institute    Cambridge, Mass.
                        of Technology
    James Anderson     California Institute       Pasadena, Calif.
                        of Technology
    Minna Chen         University of Minnesota:   Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn.
                        Twin Cities
    Emily Cullen       University of San Diego    San Diego, Calif.
    Jordan Draper      University of Florida      Gainesville, Fla.
    Kelly Emmer        University of Wisconsin-   Milwaukee, Wis.
                        Milwaukee
    Sappho Gilbert     Massachusetts Institute    Cambridge, Mass.
                        of Technology
    Sandy Huang        Massachusetts Institute    Cambridge, Mass.
                        of Technology
    Jessica Hwang      Massachusetts Institute    Cambridge, Mass.
                        of Technology
    Elizabeth Ingram   Rice University            Houston, Texas
    Kimberly Jackson   Massachusetts Institute    Cambridge, Mass.
                        of Technology
    Amy Kerschner      Allegheny College          Meadville, Pa.
    Karen Kokal        Virginia Polytechnic       Blacksburg, Va.
                        Institute and State
                        University
    Whitney Lai        Stanford University        Stanford, Calif.
    Jason Lee          University of Florida      Gainesville, Fla.
    Chenyu Lin         Yale University            New Haven, Conn.
    Stephanie Lin      Massachusetts Institute    Cambridge, Mass.
                        of Technology
    Ryan Madson        University of Minnesota:   Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn.
                        Twin Cities
    Maressa McCall     University of North        Chapel Hill, N.C.
                        Carolina at Chapel Hill
    Ashley Petersen    St. Olaf College           Northfield, Minn.
    Neola Putnam       Cedarville University      Cedarville, Ohio
    Tyler Reed         United States Naval        Annapolis, Md.
                        Academy
    David Rudy         University of Notre Dame   Notre Dame, Ind.
    Blair Simons       University of South        Tampa, Fla.
                        Florida
    Nicholas Sosalla   University of Minnesota:   Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn.
                        Twin Cities
    Jill Swindells     Rice University            Houston, Texas
    Azalea Vo          Massachusetts Institute    Cambridge, Mass.
                        of Technology
    Amanda Welter      University of Wisconsin-   La Crosse, Wis.
                        La Crosse
    Jonathan Yeh       Yale University            New Haven, Conn.

    Contacts:
    Jennifer K. Chan                     Donna M. Murno
    Raytheon Company                     InkHouse
    781.522.5112                         781.916.9090 ext. 804
    jennifer_k_chan@raytheon.com         donna@inkhousepr.com

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