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For children of Raytheon Company employees
Guidelines and Description
2015 Deadline: March 31, 2015
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. Awards are granted on the basis of performance in and out of school and are competitive.
Dependent 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. Dependent children include unmarried, natural or legally adopted children, stepchildren, and any other children for whom the employee has been appointed legal guardian. All children must be under the age of 24.
Current college freshman, sophomores and juniors who plan to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited two-year or four-year college or university are eligible. Full-time study is defined as carrying a full course load for the entire upcoming academic year. High school seniors are not eligible to apply.
Maximum eligibility is three years. Students must have received a high school diploma as of September 1, 2014. Current high school seniors are not eligible.
Payment of Scholarship Awards
Selected recipients will receive a $2,000 award during the following year of undergraduate study. Scholarship America processes payment on behalf of Raytheon Company. Payment is made in one installment by the end of September. Checks are mailed to each recipient’s home address and are made payable to the school for the student.
Awards are for one year only. Students must submit an application each year for consideration for the following academic year.
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 eligible?
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.
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 scholarships?
The 2015 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.
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