Raytheon has awarded $300,000 in scholarships to 150 middle school students in the U.S. through a program designed to foster students’ interest in math, science and technology.
Each recipient will receive $1,000 plus a matching grant under the company’s MathMovesU initiative, Raytheon said Thursday.
Awardees were selected from a group of 6th, 7th and 8th grade students across the U.S. that created multimedia presentations to illustrate how math applies to space exploration missions.
“Motivating students to study math and science early in their academic careers is important to ensuring they continue on to pursue a career in science, technology, engineering or math,” said Pamela Erickson, Raytheon’s vice president for community relations.
“The MathMovesU scholarship and grant program is one example of Raytheon’s commitment to encourage and support students as they pursue their education in a STEM-related field,” she added.