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.

Eligibility

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

Essay

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

Questions

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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IPEF-SVA Scholarship Application

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PNC-SVA "Serving With Integrity" Scholarship

While a postsecondary degree or credential has become indispensable for entry into professional careers and the middle class, the cost of college continues to increase. Student Veterans of America is proud to partner with PNC Bank to award three (3) $10,000 scholarships to student veterans that define “Serving With Integrity.” This scholarship will not only build a diverse talent pool of candidates that can meet the emerging workforce demands of PNC Bank, but it will also ensure that student veterans can achieve their goal of earning a college education. SVA thanks the PNC Foundation for their support and partnership. 

pnc rgbInterested applicants are encouraged to read the below information carefully. If you meet the eligibility requirements, please click on the link at the bottom of this page to access the application form. Complete all fields and upload the required documents, preferably as PDFs. If you have any questions regarding the application or the scholarship, please contact us here

To be considered for the PNC-SVA "Serving With Integrity Scholarship," all required materials must be submitted and/or received no later than April 30, 2014, 11:59pm EST.

Eligibility

Eligible student veterans must meet the below outlined minimum criteria:

  • Be pursuing a degree from an accredited institution of higher learning in finance, business administration, or related fields
  • Be enrolled as at least a second semester freshman at the time of application
  • Be honorably discharged from Active Duty or currently serving in the Guard or Reserve
  • Have a minimum 3.0 grade point average
  • Submit proof of military service (DD214)
  • Submit proof of enrollment in an accredited U.S. institution of higher education (transcript)
  • Submit one (1) letter of recommendation from a member of the faculty detailing your talents, interests, and aspirations
  • Submit one (1) personal statement (prompt below)
  • Submit one (1) essay (prompt below)

Essay and Personal Statement

All applicants must answer the following prompts. Upload your completed essay and personal statement on the application page, preferably as a PDF. 

Essay: Please thoroughly, but succinctly (300-500 words), answer the following essay: What does "serving with integrity" mean to you?

Personal Statement: Write a one-page personal statement of career interest within Financial Services or the applicable field based on your major. 

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Illinois Patriot Education Fund (IPEF)-SVA Scholarship

Illinois Patriot Education Fund LogoThanks to the generous support of the Illinois Patriot Education Fund (IPEF), SVA is pleased to announce the 2014 SVA-IPEF Scholarship. SVA will award up to $15,000 in scholarships to student veterans and the dependents of servicemembers killed in action. Each scholarship will range from $1,000 to $2,000. The application period will open March 24, 2014 and will close at 11:59p EST on April 25, 2014

Per the mission of the Illinois Patriot Education Fund, only those can demonstrate an Illinois connection, as defined in the application, are eligible for a scholarship. To apply, please carefully review the application and submit all of the appropriate materials prior to the dealine. 

Eligibility

Eligible student veterans must meet the below outlinesd minimum criteria:

  • Be purusing a degree from an accredited institution of higher learning
  • Be enrolled for classes at an accredited U.S. institutino of higher education for the 2014-2015 school year
  • Submit proof of military service (DD214)
  • Most recent transcript from an accredited U.S. institution of higher education
  • Submit two (2) essays (prompts below)

Essays

1) In 500-750 words, please answer the following questions: From a financial standpoint, what impact would this scholarship have on your education? If selected as a scholarship winner, SVA may request additional documentation to substantiate your financial need (i.e. financial aid awards from your institution). 

2) In 500-750 words, please describe the most important issues currently facing veterans and/or military family members as they pursue a degree in higher education. Please answer for your appropriate population. 

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PNC-SVA Scholarship Application

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