Raytheon and Student Veterans of America launch new scholarship to empower student veterans

  Raytheon and Student Veterans of America launch new scholarship to empower
                               student veterans

A total of $30,000 in scholarships available to student veterans pursuing
science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) degree

PR Newswire

WALTHAM, Mass., April 26, 2013

WALTHAM, Mass., April 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN)
and Student Veterans of America (SVA) launched a new scholarship program for
student veterans who are pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in
science, technology, engineering or math. Three student veterans -- who are
enrolled in a STEM degree program and have demonstrated leadership in their
local communities -- will each be awarded a $10,000 scholarship, for a total
commitment of $30,000 in scholarships. Applications are now being accepted
through July 12, 2013.

"Student veterans have the potential to usher in a new generation of American
progress and to address some of our nation's most pressing needs, especially
in the STEM fields," said Michael Dakduk, executive director of Student
Veterans of America. "Our partnership with Raytheon supports the professionals
who are well equipped to answer the challenges of tomorrow."

Raytheon and SVA joined forces in November 2012 with a shared mission to
provide military veterans with the resources, support and advocacy needed to
succeed in higher education. Such empowerment helps our nation's warfighters
find success in their civilian lives, developing a generation of professionals
who already understand the importance of leadership, discipline and
perseverance.

The scholarships will be funded from a $50,000 grant Raytheon previously
presented to SVA. This grant will also fund:

  oSupport for the Leadership Institute Series, which provides training to
    SVA chapter leaders aimed at improving peer support for student veterans.
  oLaunch of the Student Veterans Outcomes Project, an effort to track the
    graduation rates of student veterans on campuses nationwide.

About Student Veterans of America
SVA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit coalition of more than 800 student veteran
organizations on college campuses globally. Founded in 2008, the SVA's mission
is to provide military veterans with the resources, support and advocacy
needed to succeed in higher education and following graduation. The
peer-support provided by each SVA chapter has been linked to an easier
transition to campus and greater academic success for student veterans.

About Raytheon
Raytheon Company, with 2012 sales of $24 billion and 68,000 employees
worldwide, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense,
security and civil markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation
spanning 91 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. Raytheon is headquartered in Waltham,
Mass. For more about Raytheon, visit us at www.raytheon.com and follow us on
Twitter @raytheon.

Media Contacts

Raytheon Company
Tina Martineau
+1.781.522.6490
corporatepr@raytheon.com

InkHouse
Scott Montminy
+1.781.966.4100
raytheonpr@inkhouse.com

SOURCE Raytheon Company

Website: http://www.raytheon.com
 
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