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Raytheon Calls for Entries for MathMovesU® Middle School Scholarship and Campership Program

Program supports the next generation of U.S. innovators with $300,000 investment in STEM initiative

WALTHAM, Mass., Nov. 4, 2009 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) is calling for entries for the MathMovesU Middle School Scholarship and Campership program, which provides $1,000 scholarships to 150 middle school students nationwide.

This school year, student awards can be used for either a "campership" applied to tuition and fees at a science, technology, engineering, or math-related (STEM) summer camp or a traditional scholarship applied to future college tuition. Raytheon will also continue to donate a $1,000 matching grant to each winning student's middle school.

To apply for the MathMovesU scholarship, current 6th, 7th and 8th grade middle school students are asked to create a multimedia or paper submission illustrating the importance of math in the hobby, sport, subject, or activity the student cares about the most, specifically addressing the question "How does MATH put the action in your passion?" Applicants must complete the downloadable application available at MathMovesU.com and mail it along with all other required materials to Scholarship Management Services by the postmark deadline date of Jan. 15, 2010.

"Our goal is to nurture and encourage young students to pursue STEM related studies and careers through activities that are hands-on, fun and educational," said Kristin Hilf, vice president of Public Affairs for Raytheon Company. "This makes camperships a natural extension of the MathMovesU program, and we are thrilled to be able to offer this option, along with traditional college scholarships, to our award recipients this year."

Raytheon's MathMovesU program is committed to increasing students' interest in math and engineering by engaging them with activities they enjoy most, such as sports, fashion and music. The MathMovesU scholarship and grant program joins Raytheon's other MathMovesU initiatives including the "In the Numbers" game, a partnership with the New England Patriots on display at The Hall at Patriot Place presented by Raytheon; the company's three-year sponsorship of the National MATHCOUNTS competition; and the recent opening of the Raytheon's Sum of all Thrills™ experience at INNOVENTIONS at Epcot®, which showcases math in action as students design and experience their own ride using math fundamentals.

Since the program's inception, Raytheon has awarded more than $2 million annually in MathMovesU scholarships and grants to deserving student, teachers and schools. More information can be found at http://www.raytheon.com/responsibility/stem/mmu/gs/index.html.

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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