Northrop Grumman has given $10,000 to start a scholarship fund in honor of Lt. Gen. Larry Dodgen, the company announced this week.
The scholarship will be chartered by a nonprofit organization, the Air, Space and Missile Defense Association, which will award $4,000 college scholarships to soldiers on an annual basis.
Dodgen, who passed away in 2010, served as VP of strategy for Northrop Grumman’s missile systems division. He also led the Missile Defense Integration Group.
During his Army service, he led the Army Aviation and Missile Command and the Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command at Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Ala.
“Larry Dodgen was an outstanding commander, company leader and community champion,” said Gary Ervin, Northrop Grumman corporate executive for missile defense and president of Northrop Grumman’s Aerospace Systems sector. “Northrop Grumman is privileged to establish this scholarship in his name as a tribute to his service to his country, his work and his community.”
“The Lieutenant General Larry J. Dodgen Memorial Scholarship will be an excellent complement to our current educational programs, and we’ll ensure it honors the legacy and memory of General Dodgen,” added Robert C. Pollard, Jr., president of ASMDA.
Information about how to contribute to the fund, as well as other science and engineering scholarships offered, can be found on ASMDA’s website.