Raytheon-SVA Scholarship

vet flagStudent Veterans of America & Raytheon have partnered to provide three $10,000 STEM scholarships to student veterans via SVA's network!

Eligible students must be pursuing a bachelor's or graduate degree in science, technology, engineering, or math. These 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. This partnership will support the professionals that are well equipped to answer the challenges of tomorrow.

The 2013 Raytheon-SVA Scholarship application will close July 12, 2013, 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 2013-2014 academic year
  • Be attending full-time at an accredited four-year university in the United States for the 2013-2014 academic year (if graduating in December, the award will be half the amount)
  • Be enrolled in an accredited STEM program
  • Demonstrate a commitment to and passion for science, technology, engineering, and/or math.
  • Demonstrate leadership and engagement in their community
  • Be a current student veteran, as proven by a DD FM 214 and transcript
  • Have received an honorable discharge, or is in good standing with his/her branch of service


Please provide answers to the following two essay questions (maximum of 300-500 words per essay). Your word document should clearly specify each answer by number.

1. What sparked your interest in your chosen STEM field? 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 give us 1-2 examples of how you have exhibited 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 scholarships@studentveterans.org. The email should contain in the subject, "2013 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.

Additional Materials 

A complete application must include:

  • Current copy of your Resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Unofficial copy of current university transcript
  • One letter of reference from a professor, adviser or supervisor
  • Responses to the 2 essay questions
  • DD FM 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.

The 2013-2014 application is now closed


This scholarship is made available through the generous support of the Raytheon Company.

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