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Raytheon, Student Veterans of America Award $10k Scholarships to 3 Vets

Raytheon-logoRaytheon and Student Veterans of America will award $10,000 in scholarships to three student veterans who will take cybersecurity and engineering university courses.

Damien Calderon of the U.S. Army, Megan Freeman of the U.S. Navy and Edward Thiemann of the U.S. Air Force have received study grants under the annual joint scholarship program, Raytheon said Tuesday.

“These scholarships will help them build upon the expertise and training they received while serving their country and pursue careers that are successful and rewarding,” said D. Wayne Robinson, SVA president and chief executive.

Calderon is studying mechanical engineering at the University of Texas in Austin, Freeman is studying computer science at the University of Nevada in Las Vegas and Thiemann is studying remote sensing at the University of Colorado in Boulder.

This is the second year of the program, which aims to help soldiers transition to civilian careers in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math.

The company has also opened applications for two Raytheon Patriot scholarships for Army veterans worth $10,000 each.

Raytheon will accept applications through Feb. 1, 2015.

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