Lockheed Martin has launched the Fighting Spirit Scholarship program designed provide sports-related scholarships for injured and disabled veterans.
The company said Tuesday it will sponsor scholarships to Able Flight’s flight school and Warrior Sailing Program’s basic and advanced training courses for two veterans.
One of the veterans will attend Able Flight’s six-week flight program at Purdue University’s department of aviation technology and receive a pilot’s license and wings upon completion of the course as part of the EAA AirVenture Oshkosh airshow in July 2017.
The Warrior Sailing Program will train the other scholarship awardee on basic and advanced sailing and provide a nationally recognized Basic Keelboat Sailing Certification at the end of the course.
Lockheed said it will introduce the scholarship honorees as part of the Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl on Dec. 23.
“The Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl is dedicated to the brave men and women who have made great sacrifices to defend the United States and our allies,” said Orlando Carvalho, executive vice president of Lockheed’s aeronautics business.
Able Flight and Warrior Sailing Program will select participants for the Fighting Spirit Scholarship from the pool of applicants they receive through their websites.