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Lockheed Martin Vocational Scholarship
Application status: Closed

Lockheed Martin has established a scholarship program to provide opportunities to students pursuing an associate degree, credit-bearing certificate or an industry-recognized credential at a vocational-technical school, trade school, two-year community college or state college. In 2024, up to 150 awards of 5,000 each are offered for full-time or part-time study at an accredited U.S. institution of the student’s choice.

The program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarships 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.

Have questions? See the Frequently Asked Questions.

Applicants to the Lockheed Martin Vocational Scholarship Program must:

  • Be a U.S. Citizen.
  • Be a high school senior OR high school graduate (or GED equivalent).
  • Have not earned a bachelor’s degree prior to the 2024-25 academic year.
  • Be currently enrolled or planning to enroll full-time or part-time (minimum of 6 credit hours) by the Fall 2024 semester at one of the following types of accredited institutions: vocational technical school, trade school, two-year.
  • Be pursuing an associate’s degree, credit-bearing certificate or an industry-recognized credential, in one of the fields of study below, with an anticipated completion date no earlier than December 2024 and no later than June 2027:
  • Computer & Information Sciences
  • Engineering
  • Engineering Technologies
  • Mechanic & Repair Technologies
  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Be open to outreach from Lockheed Martin recruitment teams regarding possible internship opportunities. (Note: All interested candidates and scholars must apply through the Lockheed Martin careers site to be considered).

Individuals currently or previously employed by Lockheed Martin, including as contractors, are ineligible (excluding interns).

Children or immediate family of Lockheed Martin employees are eligible.


Individuals currently or planning to pursue bachelor’s degrees for the 2024-25 academic year are ineligible. If you are pursuing a bachelor’s degree, you may consider applying to the Lockheed Martin STEM Scholarship Program. Please review the eligibility requirements of the STEM Scholarship before applying.


If selected as a recipient, the student will receive a $5,000 award. Up to 150 awards will be granted in 2024.

Awards are not renewable. Students who are awarded a scholarship my not re-apply.

Awards are for associate degrees, credit-bearing certificates or an industry-recognized credentials in the preferred areas of study only.


Applicants will be notified in mid-May. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients. Students may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements.

Payment of Scholarships

Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of Lockheed Martin. Payments are made in August.

Selection of Recipients

Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of:

  • Academic record
  • Work experience
  • A statement of career and educational goals and aspirations
  • Unusual personal or family circumstances
  • An online recommendation.

Additional consideration will be given to applicants who self-identify as members of groups that are traditionally underrepresented in STEM careers, including but not limited to:

  • Women
  • Racial and ethnic minorities
  • Individuals with a disability (The Americans with Disabilities Act defines a person with a disability as a person who has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activity.)
  • Individuals that identify as LGBTQIA+
  • Those that are or will be first-generation college students
  • Military Veteran, including Reserves and National Guard
  • U.S. military Veteran, including Reserves and National Guard
  • Spouse of U.S. military Active Duty, Reserve, National Guard, or Veteran

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

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

  • 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.

As part of your application, one online recommendation must be completed on your behalf no later than April 10, 2024 3:00 pm Central Time.

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

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