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Raytheon's philanthropic interests are strategically focused on empowerment through education, specifically directed towards military families, veterans and active-duty military personnel. We give preference to regional projects that serve the broader community in locations where we have major facilities. Organizations recognized as tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service code are eligible.

If you represent a community organization and would like to submit a grant request, please click here to begin our eligibility questionnaire.

Please note that only those grant requests made through Raytheon's website will be accepted for consideration.

Scholarships

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Raytheon Scholars

For children of Raytheon Company employees

GUIDELINES AND DESCRIPTIONS

2017 Deadline: March 31, 2016

Raytheon Scholars is a scholarship program to assist employees' children who plan to continue their education in college. The program supports a wide range of educational options, including vocational and technical training, and associate and bachelor's degrees. Scholarships are offered for full-time study at an accredited institution of the student's choice.

The scholarship program is administered by Scholarship America. The competitive awards are granted on the basis of performance in and out of school without regard to race, color, creed, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability, or national origin.

ELIGIBILITY

Applicants to the Raytheon Scholars Program must be:

  • Dependent* children of active Raytheon Company employees who have a minimum of one year of full-time employment with the company as of the application deadline date. Children of part-time employees working 20 hours or more per week are also eligible.
    *Dependent children are defined as natural and legally adopted children or stepchildren living in the employee's household or primarily supported by the employee.
  • College/postsecondary students** who have completed at least one full quarter or semester and who plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school for the 2017-18 academic year.
  • Under the age of 24 as of the application deadline date.
    Applicants may receive only one Raytheon scholarship in any academic year. If an applicant has received another scholarship from Raytheon in the same academic year, they will not be eligible for Raytheon Scholars, and vice versa.

AWARDS

If selected as a recipient, the student will receive a $2,000 award for the following year of undergraduate study. Recipients of the Raytheon Scholars Award may receive the award a maximum of three (3) years.

Awards are for undergraduate study only and are not renewable. Students may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements.

APPLICATION

Interested students must complete the application and submit a current, complete official transcript of grades to Scholarship America no later than March 31. Applicants will receive acknowledgment of receipt of their application via email.

Applicants are responsible for gathering and submitting all necessary information. Applications are evaluated based on the information supplied.

Incomplete applications will not be evaluated. All information received is considered confidential and is reviewed only by Scholarship America.

SELECTION OF RECIPIENTS

Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of academic record, demonstrated leadership, participation in school and community activities, honors, work experience, statement of goals and aspirations, and unusual personal or family circumstances. Financial need is not considered. Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. In no instance does any officer or employee of Raytheon Company play a part in the selection. All applicants agree to accept the decision of Scholarship America as final.

Applicants will be notified in late May. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients.

OBLIGATIONS AND REVISIONS

Recipients have no obligation to Raytheon Company. They are, however, required to supply Scholarship America with complete transcripts when requested and to notify Scholarship America of any changes of address, school enrollment, or other relevant information.

Raytheon Company reserves the right to review the conditions and procedures of this scholarship program and to make changes at any time including termination of the program.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WHO IS ELEGIBLE?

Children of active employees who work 20 hours or more per week and have at least one year of service with the company by the application deadline are eligible to apply for scholarships through the program. Children include unmarried, natural or legally adopted children, stepchildren, and any other children for whom the employee as been appointed legal guardian. All children must be under the age of 24.

Applicants may receive only one Raytheon scholarship in any academic year. If an applicant has received another scholarship from Raytheon in the same academic year, they will not be eligible for Raytheon Scholars, and vice versa.

HOW DO I APPLY?

To apply for a Raytheon Scholars Award, the student must complete an electronic application by March 31 and send a current transcript of grades to Scholarship America by the deadline of March 31.

WHAT IF I DON'T APPLY DURING MY FIRST YEAR OF ELIGIBILITY?

You remain eligible for consideration all the way through your third year of college. So if you did not apply freshmen year, you may apply during your sophomore and junior years for awards paid during your junior and senior years.

WHAT IS THE MOST I CAN WIN IN A SCHOLARSHIP?

The 2017 award amount is $2,000 and you may apply and win a maximum of three awards. Payment is made in the academic year following your selection.

WHO ADMINISTERS THE SELECTION PROCESS?

The selection of award recipients and the overall administration of the program is independently managed by Scholarship America. Scholarship America is a national nonprofit educational support and student aid service organization that seeks to involve and assist the private sector in expanding educational opportunities and encouraging academic achievement. While Raytheon Company provides funding for the program, all phases of the competition, including the selection of recipients and the processing of scholarship payments, are handled by Scholarship America. All information included on the application is considered confidential. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender, disability or national origin.

IF MY CHILD IS ATTENDING A COLLEGE ABROAD OR IS NOT AN AMERICAN CITIZEN, CAN SHE STILL RECEIVE A RAYTHEON SCHOLARS AWARD?

Yes, as long as the parent is a Raytheon employee and meets the eligibility requirements, any student may apply and receive an award.

IF I WIN AN AWARD ONE YEAR, IS MY SCHOLARSHIP AUTOMATICALLY RENEWED?

No, you must compete each year for funding available for scholarships. You may compete during your freshman, sophomore and junior years for funding during your sophomore, junior and senior years, up to a maximum of three years.

For more information on Raytheon's Scholarships, please contact raytheon@scholarshipamerica.org.

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Raytheon-FIRST Robotics Scholarships

FIRST® Support

Raytheon-FIRST Robotics Scholarship program awards 40 individual scholarships of $1,000 each to FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) alumni pursuing undergraduate education as math, science, engineering or technology majors. We have offered the Raytheon-FIRST Robotics Scholarship since 2003 and to date have disbursed $400,000 in scholarship money.

To be considered for the scholarship you must be a high school senior or a full-time college freshman, sophomore or junior who participated in a FIRST Robotics Competition or were a member of a FIRST Tech Challenge team.

Visit the FIRST scholarship application

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