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Leonardo DRS Scholarship Program
Deadline to apply: May 3, 2021 3:00 pm CT

Leonardo DRS, Inc. has established a scholarship program to assist children of employees who plan to continue their education in college or vocational school programs.

The program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship, tuition assistance, 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 for this scholarship are granted to eligible recipients without regard to creed, religion, sexual orientation, age, disability, or national origin.

Applicants to the Leonardo DRS Scholarship Program must be:

  • Dependent* children of active full-time regular (working at least 30 hours per week on a regular basis) employees of Leonardo DRS, Inc. or its subsidiaries worldwide who have completed a minimum of six (6) months of continuous service employment with the company as of the application deadline date.
  • High school seniors or graduates who plan to enroll or students who are already enrolled 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 Executive and Senior Management employees are not eligible to participate in this Program. (Contact corporate HR for clarification.)

* Dependent children refers to natural or legally adopted children or stepchildren of the employee who qualify for benefits provided by the company.

Selection of Recipients

Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of:

  • Academic record
  • Demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities
  • Work experience
  • Statement of goals and aspirations
  • Unusual personal or family circumstances
  • 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 Leonardo DRS, Inc. play a part in the selection. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients. Students may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.

Awards

If selected as a recipient, the student will receive a $2,000 award. Up to ten (10) awards will be granted. In addition, one (1) James Kirby Taylor Scholarship Award of $5,000 will be granted to an engineering student entering their junior year of college (or higher). Engineering applicants are eligible to compete for the traditional $2,000 award and the $5,000 Engineering Award, but cannot receive both. Only one application per applicant is necessary to apply for either award.

Awards are not renewable; however, students may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements.

Awards are contingent upon continued active employment at the time checks are issued in August.

Awards are for undergraduate study only.

Notification

All applicants will be notified in June.

Payment of Scholarships

Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of Leonardo DRS, Inc. Payment is made in early August.

As part of your application, you must upload the following:

  • 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.

One online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf no later than May 7, 2021 3:00 pm CT.

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

Leonardo DRS, Inc. has partnered with Scholarship America. Selecting the button below will redirect you the Scholarship America Student Hub!