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Lockheed Martin Vocational Scholarship
Application status: Closed

Lockheed Martin has established a new scholarship program to provide opportunities to students pursuing a degree or vocational-technical certificate at a vocational-technical school, trade school, two-year community college or state college. In 2020, up to 151 awards of $6,600 each are offered for full-time study at an accredited institution of the student’s choice.

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.

Applicants of the Lockheed Martin Vocational Scholarship Program must be:

  • U.S. Citizens.
  • Current high school senior, graduate (or GED equivalent), or current undergraduate with less than a bachelor’s degree.
  • Planning to enroll or already enrolled full-time at an accredited vocational-technical school, trade school, two-year community college or state college.
  • Pursuing an associates degree or vocational-technical certificate in one of the following areas of study:
  • Computer & Information Sciences
  • Support Services
  • Engineering Technologies/Technicians
  • Mechanic & Repair Technologies
  • Precision Production
  • Transportation & Materials Moving
  • Security & Protective Services

Individuals currently or previously employed by Lockheed Martin are ineligible (excluding interns).

Award information:

  • If selected as a recipient, the student will receive a $6,600 award.
  • Up to 151 awards will be granted in 2020. Awards are renewable for a second year on the basis of satisfactory academic performance or until a certification or degree is earned, whichever occurs first.
  • Awards are for associate’s or applied science degrees or vocational-technical certifications only.


Applicants will be notified in late April. 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.

Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of:

  • Academic record
  • Demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities (including membership in relevant trade organizations or associations)
  • Work experience
  • Statement of career and educational goals and aspirations
  • Unusual personal or family circumstances
  • An online recommendation

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).

From a pool of qualified applicants, preference will be given to high school seniors who are current Lockheed Martin interns or currently dual-enrolled in highs school and trade school within one of the eligible fields of study.

In addition, preference will be given to students attending one of the institutions listed under the Preferred Institutions tab. (Please note: applicants only need to meet the basic eligibility requirements to apply. Applicants do not need to attend one of the preferred institutions listed in order to be eligible.)

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(s):

  • Current, complete transcript of grades. Grade reports are not accepted. Unofficial or online transcripts must display student name, school name, grades and credit hours for each course, and term in which each course was taken

Also as part of your application, one online recommendation must be completed on your behalf by 3:00 p.m. CT on March 17, 2020.

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

Please note: students who meet the eligibility requirements are welcome to apply for the Vocational Scholarship. Applicants do not need to attend one of the institutions listed below in order to be eligible.

Community Colleges (2-year)

  • Angelina College (TX)
  • Anne Arundel Community (MD)
  • Antelope Valley (CA)
  • Arapahoe Community (CO)
  • Baltimore County (MD)
  • Bellevue County (WA)
  • Burlington County (NJ)
  • Calhoun (AL)
  • Chandler-Gilbert (AZ)
  • Community College of Aurora (CO)
  • Community College of Denver (CO)
  • Delaware County (PA)
  • Harper College (IL)
  • Mission (CA)
  • Monroe (NY)
  • Montgomery County (PA)
  • Montgomery College (MD – all locations)
  • Northern VA (VA)
  • North West Mississippi (MS)
  • Onondaga (NY)
  • Pikes Peak Community (CO)
  • Red Rocks Community (CO)
  • Tarrant County College (TX)

State Colleges (2 to 4 year)

  • College of Central Florida (FL)
  • Eastern Florida State (FL)
  • FAMU (FL)
  • Metropolitan State University (CO)
  • North West Florida State (FL)
  • Palm Beach State (FL)
  • St. Petersburg College (FL)
  • San Jose State University (CA)
  • UMBC (MD)
  • University of South Florida (FL)
  • Valencia College (FL)

Technical Schools (2 year or less)

  • Alfred College (NY)
  • Davis Tech (UT)
  • Greenville Tech (SC)
  • Hallmark University (TX)
  • Johnson College (PA)
  • Lake Tech (FL)
  • Marion Tech (OH)
  • Orange Tech (FL)
  • Penn Tech College (NY)
  • Pinellas Tech (FL)
  • Southern Arkansas Tech SAU (AR)
  • Spartan College (OK)
  • Stratford School of Aviation (CT)
  • Texas State Tech (TX)

Lockheed Martin has partnered with Scholarship America. Select the button below to be directed to the Scholarship America Student Hub!