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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 firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
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