Raytheon Missiles & Defense and Student Veterans of America Announce 2020 Patriot Scholarship Recipients
Washington, D.C (October 14, 2020) — Raytheon Missiles & Defense, in partnership with Student Veterans of America (SVA), today awarded two $10,000 scholarships to student veterans honoring those who served in the U.S. Army.
The Raytheon Technologies Patriot Scholarship, named for the company’s Patriot Air and Missile Defense System, is designed to help returning soldiers achieve educational goals that lead to success in their civilian lives. The scholarships are awarded to Army student veterans pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree at an accredited university and require applicants to demonstrate leadership and commitment to their communities.
The 2020 scholarship recipients are:
- Arturo Garcia, a graduate student at California State University, Northridge pursuing a Masters of Business Administration (MBA); and
- Karisa Myers, a graduate student at The Ohio State University pursuing an MBA.
“We’re proud to continue our partnership with Raytheon Missiles & Defense, empowering student veterans to lead and live their best lives,” said Jared Lyon, national president and CEO of Student Veterans of America. “Arturo and Karisa have demonstrated academic perseverance as they pursue their graduate degrees and a commitment to their communities through their involvement with their SVA Chapters.”
“We want to help position Army student veterans for future success by providing accessible educational opportunities that lead to meaningful careers and lifelong learning,” said Tom Laliberty, vice president of Land Warfare & Air Defense, a business area of Raytheon Missiles & Defense.
Raytheon Technologies and SVA joined forces in November 2012 to help provide military veterans with the resources, support, and advocacy needed to achieve their greatest potential in higher education. Such empowerment helps our nation’s veterans find success in their post-service lives and helps to develop a generation of professionals who already understand the importance of leadership, discipline, and perseverance.
About Student Veterans of America
With a focused mission on empowering student veterans, Student Veterans of America (SVA) is committed to providing an educational experience that goes beyond the classroom. Through a dedicated network of nearly 1,600 on-campus chapters in all 50 states and 4 countries representing more than 750,000 student veterans, SVA aims to inspire yesterday’s warriors by connecting student veterans with a community of like-minded chapter leaders. Every day these passionate leaders work to provide the necessary resources, network support, and advocacy to ensure student veterans can effectively connect, expand their skills, and ultimately achieve their greatest potential. For more information, visit us at www.studentveterans.org.