Raytheon-SVA Scholarship


vet flagStudent Veterans of America and Raytheon have partnered to provide three (3) $10,000 STEM scholarships to student veterans pursuing engineering degrees or a degree in a closely related field. These student veterans have the potential to fill a critical skills gap plaguing the nation and usher in a new generation of technological advancements. This partnership will support the professionals that are well equipped to answer the challenges of tomorrow.

The 2014 Raytheon-SVA Scholarship application will open July 4, 2014 and remain open until October 1, 2014 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 2015-2016 academic year
  • Be attending full-time at an accredited four-year university in the United States 
  • Be pursuing an engineering degree or a degree in a closely related field, as listed below
  • Demonstrate a commitment to and passion for their chosen field of study
  • Demonstrate leadership and engagement in their community
  • Be a current student veteran, as proven by a DD 214 and transcript
  • Have received an honorable discharge, or be in good standing with his/her branch of service

Closely related fields include: 

  • Software Engineering / Computer Science / IT
  • Computer Engineering
  • Cyber Security / Network Security 
  • Electrical Engineering 
  • Systems Engineering 
  • Aerospace Engineering 
  • Mechanical Engineering 

 

Essay

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

1. What sparked your interest in your chosen field of study? 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 provide 1-2 examples of how you have demonstrated 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, "2014 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 updated for the most recently completed semester
  • One letter of reference from a professor, adviser or supervisor
  • Responses to the 2 essay questions
  • DD 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.

 

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

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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. 

The application period for this scholarship is now closed. 

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. 

2014 Google SVA Scholarship

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Student Veterans of America and Google are proud to announce the opening of this year’s Computer Science scholarship application. Each award will be in the amount of $10,000 and is open to any and all student veterans pursuing computer science degrees or similar fields, as noted below. Scholarship recipients will also be invited to attend Google's 2014 Summer Annual Scholars' Retreat. The Scholars' Retreat provides an important networking opportunity for top students from all over the United States and Canada to meet with each other and with Google engineers in a personable, fun environment. 

The Google SVA Scholarship is currently closed. 

Interested applicants are encouraged to read the below information carefully. If you meet the eligibility requirement, please click on the link at the bottom 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.

Eligibility

Eligible student veterans must meet the below outlined minimum criteria:

All successful candidates must: 

  • Be currently enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student at a university for the 2013­-2014 academic year
  • Intend to be enrolled in or accepted as a full-­time student at a university in the United States for the 2014-­2015 academic year
  • Maintain a strong academic performance
  • Be pursuing a Computer Science or Computer Engineering degree, or a degree in a closely related technical field*
  • Be a current student veteran, as proven by a DD-214 and transcript
  • Have received an honorable discharge, or currently be in good standing with his/her branch of service

*Related Technical Fields may include: 

  • Software Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering (with a heavy computer science course load)
  • Computer Engineering
  • Information Systems
  • Information Technology
  • Applied Networking
  • Systems administration

 *Related Technical Fields do not include: 

  • Civil, Mechanical or Industrial Engineering 

Required Additional Documents (uploaded on next page) 

  • Current copy of resume/CV;
  • Unofficial copy of current university transcripts;
  • Two letters of reference from a professor, adviser or supervisor. These must be emailed by the author to scholarships@studentveterans.org and the subject should read “Google App LoR – LASTNAME”
  • Responses to 3 essay questions (compiled into one document);
  • DD 214 

Essay Questions 

Please answer the following questions thoroughly, yet succinctly (300-500 words each). 

1) What sparked your interest in computer science?  How did this lead you to major in computer science and 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 university, or your broader community.

3) Please describe the most significant computer science project or research you have worked on, how you approached key technical challenges, and what you gained from the experience.  It might have been a class assignment, a research project, or other work or volunteer experience.  If the project was team-based, specify your individual role and contributions in the project.

 

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. 


The application period for this scholarship is now closed