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General Dynamics Information Technology Scholarship Program
Deadline to apply: April 24, 2024 3:00 pm Central Time

General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT) has established a scholarship program to assist children of GDIT employees who plan to pursue an undergraduate degree in science, technology, engineering or business at an accredited four-year college or university for the upcoming school year.

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.

Applicants must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Be dependent* children, under age 24, of active, full-time or part-time employees (scheduled to work at least 30 hours per week) of GDIT and all managed affiliates who have a minimum of one year of employment with the company as of the application deadline date.
    *Dependent children are defined as natural or legally adopted children or stepchildren living in the employee’s household or primarily supported by the employee.
  • Be high school seniors or undergraduates who plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study pursuing a degree in science, technology, engineering or business at an accredited four-year college or university for the entire upcoming academic year.

Children of the leadership team who report directly to the President/CEO are not eligible to apply for a scholarship.

Award Amounts

Up to six (6) awards will be granted, and distributed as follows:

  • Two (2) awards of $10,000 each will be granted to the top two ranked students.
  • Four (4) awards of $2,500 each will be granted to the next ranked students.

Awards are not renewable, however, students may reapply each year they meet eligibility requirements. A student may receive an award a maximum of two times.

The GDIT parent must be actively employed at the time of scholarship payments.

Awards are for undergraduate study only.

Selection of Recipients

Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of:

  • Academic information
  • Leadership and participation in school and community activities
  • Work experience
  • A statement of educational and career goals and objectives
  • Unusual personal or family circumstances
  • An online recommendation.

Financial need will not be considered.


Applicants will be notified in mid June.

Payment of Scholarships

Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of the GDIT. Payments are made in early August.

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.

One online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf no later than April 29, 2024 3:00 pm Central Time.

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

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