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Raytheon joins Student Veterans of America to award scholarships to U.S. Army veterans

Student veterans receive $10,000 to help transition to civilian success

TEWKSBURY, Mass., May 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN), in partnership with Student Veterans of America (SVA), today awarded two $10,000 scholarships to student veterans under a new educational program honoring those who serve in the U.S. Army.

The Raytheon Patriot Scholarship, named for the company's Patriot Air and Missile Defense System, is designed to help returning soldiers achieve educational goals that lead to success in their civilian lives. The scholarships are awarded to Army student veterans pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree at an accredited university.

The scholarship recipients are:

  • America Luna, 29, pursuing a master's degree in higher education at Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia.
  • Henry Scott, 32, pursuing a bachelor's degree in management information systems at Fayetteville State University, Fayetteville, North Carolina.

"We want to help position Army student veterans for future success as they make the transition from active military service to civilian life," said Ralph Acaba, vice president of Integrated Air and Missile Defense for Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems. "It is also an opportunity to show our appreciation for our military heroes as we celebrate Military Appreciation Month in May."

Raytheon is committed to empowering veterans and military families through educational programs and mentoring to help service members and their families reach their goals. In March, the company pledged $10 million to support initiatives to empower those who serve and their families.

Raytheon and SVA joined forces in November 2012 to help provide military veterans with the resources, support and advocacy needed to reach their higher education goals.

Army veterans interested in the annual Raytheon Patriot Scholarship can apply on the Student Veterans of America website. The application process will re-open in November 2015.

About Global Patriot Solutions
Raytheon's Global Patriot Solutions is the most advanced portfolio of air and missile defense technologies in the world, providing comprehensive protection against a full range of advanced threats including aircraft, tactical ballistic missiles, cruise missiles and unmanned aerial vehicles. Continually upgraded and enhanced to leverage the latest technology, Patriot serves as the air and missile defense foundation for nations around the globe.

About Student Veterans of America
SVA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit coalition of more than 1,300 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, with 2014 sales of $23 billion and 61,000 employees worldwide, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, security and civil markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 93 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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