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Raytheon scholarships help three veterans pursue cybersecurity, engineering careers

Raytheon and Student Veterans of America award second annual joint scholarship, open applications for new Raytheon Patriot scholarship

WALTHAM, Mass., Nov. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company and Student Veterans of America today 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 organizations' 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 undergraduate 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 Ph.D 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 serving their country and pursue careers that are successful and rewarding."

Army veterans interested in the Raytheon Patriot scholarship can apply on the Student Veterans of America website. The application process will close February 1, 2015.

About Student Veterans of America
SVA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit coalition of more than 850 student veteran organizations on college campuses globally. Founded in 2008, the SVA's mission is to provide military veterans with the resources, support and advocacy needed to succeed in higher education and following graduation. The peer-support provided by each SVA chapter has been linked to an easier transition to campus and greater academic success for student veterans.

About Raytheon
Raytheon Company, (NYSE: RTN) with 2013 sales of $24 billion and 63,000 employees worldwide, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, security and civil markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 92 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 cyber security and a broad range of mission support services. Raytheon is headquartered in Waltham, Mass. For more about Raytheon, visit us at www.raytheon.com and follow us on Twitter @Raytheon.

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