Student Veterans of America and Raytheon have partnered to provide three (3) $10,000 STEM scholarships to student veterans pursuing engineering degrees or a degree in a closely related field. These student veterans have the potential to fill a critical skills gap plaguing the nation and usher in a new generation of technological advancements. This partnership will support the professionals that are well equipped to answer the challenges of tomorrow.
The 2014 Raytheon-SVA Scholarship application will open July 4, 2014 and remain open until October 1, 2014 at 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time. Student veterans must complete an online application, answer two essay questions, attach the required documents, and have one letter of reference be submitted prior to the deadline to be considered.
All successful candidates must:
- Be entering their sophomore, junior or senior year of undergraduate study, or be enrolled in a graduate program for the 2015-2016 academic year
- Be attending full-time at an accredited four-year university in the United States
- Be pursuing an engineering degree or a degree in a closely related field, as listed below
- Demonstrate a commitment to and passion for their chosen field of study
- Demonstrate leadership and engagement in their community
- Be a current student veteran, as proven by a DD 214 and transcript
- Have received an honorable discharge, or be in good standing with his/her branch of service
Closely related fields include:
- Software Engineering / Computer Science / IT
- Computer Engineering
- Cyber Security / Network Security
- Electrical Engineering
- Systems Engineering
- Aerospace Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
Please provide answers to the following two essay questions (maximum of 300-500 words per essay). Your word document should include your name and clearly specify each answer by number.
1. What sparked your interest in your chosen field of study? What do you hope to accomplish with your degree? In your answer, please describe how your experiences have influenced the goals you have for yourself.
2. Please provide 1-2 examples of how you have demonstrated leadership. Explain how you were influential and what you were trying to achieve. These need not be demonstrated through formal or traditional leadership roles. Think broadly and examine the many ways you are having an effect on the members of your technical community, your chapter, your university, or your broader community.
Letters of Reference
You must arrange for one letter of reference be emailed directly to SVA at firstname.lastname@example.org. The email should contain in the subject, “2014 Raytheon-SVA Scholarship Letter of Reference for (Provide Your Name)”. Letters can also be mailed to:
Student Veterans of America
c/o Raytheon-SVA Scholarship Committee
1625 K Street NW Suite 320
Washington, DC 20006
All letters of recommendation must be sent by the author, signed by the author, and be on official letterhead.
A complete application must include:
- Current copy of your Resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV)
- Unofficial copy of current university transcript updated for the most recently completed semester
- One letter of reference from a professor, adviser or supervisor
- Responses to the 2 essay questions
- DD 214, Certificate of Discharge
Should you have any questions, or experience any problems, please submit a contact form so an SVA team member may help you.