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The program is currently closed. Please check back in November 2022 for the updated program information.


Curtiss-Wright Sons and Daughters Scholarship Program
Application status: Closed

Up to 90 scholarships are awarded for this program. The scholarships will be awarded as the following named awards:

The Curtiss-Wright Sons and Daughters Scholarship Awards was established to provide educational opportunities to the children of Curtiss-Wright employees. The program was developed to assist families of Curtiss-Wright employees and help off-set the rising cost of postsecondary education and promote academic achievement. Curtiss-Wright strongly believes that cost should not prevent a student from gaining access to higher education. The Company also strives to assist students in developing the skills and tools they need to become leaders of tomorrow in any career path they choose.

The Joseph Napoleon Scholarship Awards was established to honor the dedication, contributions and achievements of Joseph Napoleon to Curtiss-Wright Corporation, our employees and our customers.

Joseph Napoleon was a 34 year veteran of Curtiss-Wright who began as a Quality Inspector and rose through the ranks to become President of Curtiss-Wright Flow Control Corporation where he remained until his passing in 2003.

He was a man of vision and passion and possessed the knowledge and persistence to see his vision for the Company become a reality. Under Mr. Napoleon’s leadership, Curtiss-Wright Flow Control Corporation grew from $65 million to over $340 million in annual sales and he took particular pride in Curtiss-Wright’s long history of providing critical support for defense programs within the US Navy.

Mr. Napoleon had an unwavering commitment to his family, fellow employees, his company, and to his country. He was respected and admired by all who knew him. Curtiss-Wright endows scholarships in Mr. Napoleon’s name for college students who exhibit his traits of courage and intestinal fortitude in overcoming odds, as another living legacy in Mr. Napoleon’s behalf.

The George Yohrling Scholarship Awards was created in recognition of the devotion, leadership and accomplishments of George Yohrling to Curtiss-Wright Corporation, its employees, customers and the community.

George Yohrling began his career with Curtiss-Wright in 1976 at the Fairfield, New Jersey location as a Senior Industrial Engineer. His legacy spanned assignments in a variety of management positions culminating in his retirement in 2006 as President and CEO of Curtiss-Wright Controls, and Executive Vice President of the Curtiss-Wright Corporation after 30 years of service. The conviction, drive and passion for excellence Mr. Yohrling exhibited led to the transformation of the Motion Control segment into a premier global supplier of electronic and engineered systems. In his eight years as President and through his vision, Mr. Yohrling grew the motion control segment from $100 million to $500 million in revenue. Under his leadership, Curtiss-Wright Motion Control evolved from a narrow focus on commercial and military aerospace to a dynamic organization that serves the commercial aerospace, military aerospace, ground defense and general industrial markets. Following retirement, Mr. Yohrling continued to serve as a consultant for Curtiss-Wright until his passing in 2008.

George Yohrling came to know and befriend thousands of people whose lives he touched, careers he impacted and partners he helped succeed. He served his country in military and civil service, and supported his community through active involvement in many local charities.

Curtiss-Wright awards scholarships in Mr. Yohrling’s honor to college students who exemplify excellence in their work and giving back to the community. These students will continue his legacy for many years to come.

This program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations, and individuals. Eligibility for individual programs is determined at the sole discretion of the sponsor, and eligible applications are reviewed by Scholarship America’s evaluation team. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender, disability, or national origin.

Applicants to the Curtiss-Wright Scholarship Program must be:

  • Dependent* children, age 24 and under, as of the application deadline of full-time Curtiss-Wright employees.
    *Dependent children are defined as natural and legally adopted children or stepchildren living in the employee’s household or primarily supported by the employee.
  • High school seniors or students in their final year of secondary school (equivalent to a U.S. high school), high school/secondary school graduates or current college undergraduate students
  • Plan to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited two- or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school for the entire upcoming academic year.

Children of the CEO and his/her direct reports are ineligible to participate in the program.


Joseph Napoleon Award
Ten (10) scholarships at $1,500 each will be granted to the candidates who demonstrate outstanding personal achievement. (An applicant’s description of his or her Outstanding Personal Achievement will be the primary consideration for these awards.)

George Yohrling Award
Ten (10) scholarships at $1,500 each will be granted to the candidates who demonstrate outstanding personal achievement. (An applicant’s description of his or her Outstanding Personal Achievement will be the primary consideration for these awards.)

Curtiss-Wright Sons and Daughters Award
Seventy (70) scholarships at $1,500 each will be granted.

Awards are non-renewable but students may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements. Awards are for undergraduate study only.

Selection of Recipients

The Joseph Napoleon Award and the George Yohrling Award recipients are selected on the basis of their outstanding personal achievement, demonstrated leadership and participation in community activities, work experience, statement of educational and career goals and aspirations, and an online recommendation. Academics and financial need are not considered. If there are no qualified applicants for the Joseph Napoleon Award or the George Yohrling Award, these awards will revert back to the Curtiss-Wright Sons and Daughters Award and recipients will be determined using the evaluation process as detailed below.

Curtiss-Wright Sons and Daughters Award recipients are selected on the basis of academic record, demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities, honors, work experience, statement of educational and career goals and aspirations, and an online recommendation. Financial need is not considered.

Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. In no instance does any officer or employee of Curtiss-Wright Corporation play a part in the selection. All applicants agree to accept the decision of Scholarship America as final.


Applicants will be notified in late March. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients. Students may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements. Awards are limited to one award per recipient per year.

Payment of Scholarships

Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of Curtiss-Wright Corporation. Payments are made in one installment in early August. Scholarship checks are made payable to the institution and mailed to the student.

As part of your application, you must upload the following document(s):

  • A current, complete transcript of grades. Grade reports are not accepted. Transcripts must display student name, school name, grades and credit hours for each course and term in which each course was taken.

NOTE: If you are providing SAT or ACT test scores, and those scores are not listed on your high school transcript, you will need to upload a copy of your test score report(s) separately. If you are uploading a college transcript, those scores are not required.

(U.S. applicants only)

Due to differences in educational systems, applicants from countries other than the U.S. and Canada must also provide English translations for all documents along with clear photocopies of the following educational documents from the past four years:

  • Secondary school credential/diploma/certificate if earned, and
  • Results of academic examinations

One online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf no later than February 2, 2023 3:00 pm Central Time.

Your application is not considered complete unless all required documents are submitted electronically.

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