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Raytheon awards scholarships to Student Veterans of America members

Honoring student veterans for academic achievement and leadership on campus and in their communities

WASHINGTON, Oct. 9, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has awarded seven $10,000 scholarships to student veterans working toward degrees in disciplines such as electrical engineering, education and computer science who demonstrated leadership on campus and in their local communities.

2017 Patriot Scholarship recipients Charles Deibel and Jennifer Hosley.

Raytheon, in partnership with Student Veterans of America, offers two scholarship opportunities designed to help student veterans achieve educational goals that will lead to success in their civilian lives. The Raytheon-SVA scholarship is open to all U.S. military veterans who want to further their education in engineering and related technology fields after returning to civilian life. The Patriot Scholarship, named after the Patriot Air and Missile Defense System, is offered annually to two U.S. Army veterans pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree at an accredited university. Both scholarships require applicants to demonstrate leadership and commitment to their communities.

The 2017 Raytheon-SVA scholarship recipients are:

  • Daniel Smith, a U.S. Navy veteran at Pennsylvania State University, where he studies Industrial Engineering.
  • Joseph Lehning, a U.S. Marine Corps veteran at Arizona State University, where he studies Information Technology.
  • Michael Bryan, a U.S. Marine Corps veteran at Florida State University, where he studies Electrical and Electronics Engineering.
  • Sanjay Shrestha, a U.S. Army veteran at Saint Mary's College of California, where he studies Mathematics and Computer Science.
  • Stephen Proud, a U.S. Air Force veteran at the University of West Florida, where he studies Electrical and Electronics Engineering.

The 2017 Raytheon Patriot Scholarship recipients are: 

  • Charles Deibel, a U.S. Army Airborne Ranger veteran currently pursuing a joint Juris Doctor and Masters of International Affairs degrees at Pennsylvania State University.   
  • Jennifer Hosley, a U.S. Army veteran, who served in Kuwait and Korea as a Patriot operator, and is now a student at the University of Arkansas Fort Smith pursuing a degree in Middle Childhood Education.    

"We want to help position student veterans for future success as they make the transition from active military service to civilian life," said Tom Laliberty, vice president of Integrated Air and Missile Defense for Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems. "These scholarships will support them as they attain their personal goals and pursue successful and rewarding careers." 

Raytheon has provided more than $200,000 in scholarships to student veterans in partnership with SVA since 2013.  The scholarships are part of the company's 5-year $5 million partnership commitment with SVA to empower student veterans to reach their higher education and career goals. For more information on SVA scholarships, visit studentveterans.org.

About Raytheon
Raytheon Company, with 2016 sales of $24 billion and 63,000 employees, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, civil government and cybersecurity solutions. With a history of innovation spanning 95 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration, C5I™ products and services, sensing, effects, and mission support for customers in more than 80 countries. Raytheon is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts. Follow us on Twitter.

About Student Veterans of America
SVA is the country's premier organization for student veterans. SVA supports all veterans through their transition from the military, educational advancement, and career growth. SVA represents a network of nearly 1,500 chapters on campuses in all 50 states and four countries representing over 600,000 student veterans at those colleges and universities. For more information, visit us at www.studentveterans.org.

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