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Lockheed Martin’s STEM Scholarship Awarded To 200 Students


Using STEM education, innovation and funding to take the company and the communities to “new heights”.

Source: flickr.com; (CC BY 2.0)
Source: flickr.com; (CC BY 2.0)
Dailycsr.com – 08 October 2019 – Lockheed Martin based out of Bethesda is financing a portion of some of the college students’ degree in “Columbia, Maryland and Virginia” districts. The company has revealed the names of its “first-ever Lockheed Martin STEM Scholarship” wherein twenty one recipients’ names were selected.
The “Global Diversity & Inclusion” Vice-President at Lockheed Martin, Rainia Washington said:
“We are energized by the innovative efforts we have underway to sustain this momentum and catapult both our organization and the communities in which we operate to new heights”.
The said initiative will be helping “high school and college undergraduate students” who want to “pursue a major in engineering or computer science” but have financial crisis and belong to an “underrepresented group or underserved community”. Totally “6,333 applications” were sent to Lockheed Martin, while the company gave out scholarships to nearly two hundred students in May 2019.
Through, this scholarship programme students will either get “$40,000 total in scholarship funding” or “$10,000 per school year” for three “additional” school years till the graduate degree is earned, depending on what comes first. In fact, the company also plans to increase the recipients’ number to thousand students as the programme grow, while the full capacity of the initiative would be to finance “$10 million in scholarships annually”, while the winners will also “be eligible for a paid Lockheed Martin internship opportunity”.
Amby Agubuzo lives in Maryland and has a major in computer science who is “entering his sophomore year at the University of Maryland”. Agubuzo is one of the recipients of Lockheed Martin scholarship and expressing his gratitude, he said:
“I want to learn more about artificial intelligence and machine learning. With these skills, I wish to help solve pressing problems in the world or improve upon existing solutions. Technology is the gift of generations. I am hoping to contribute a lot to the gift that our generation will pass down to the next, so that they may live better lives.”
The application round for the “Lockheed Martin STEM Scholarship” programme is going to be open in January 2020. Here are the details of the eligibility for the same, as mentioned by Lockheed Martin:
- "Scholarship winners, where they live: MD=10, VA=10, DC=1
- "Scholarship winners who will attend schools in DMV=20"