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Lockheed Martin Vocational Scholarship
Deadline to apply: March 11, 2021 3:00 pm Central Time

Lockheed Martin has established a new 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 2021, up to 150 awards of $6,600 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 scholarship, tuition assistance, and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations, and individuals.

Have questions? See the Frequently Asked Questions.

Applicants to the Lockheed Martin Vocational Scholarship Program must:

  • Be a U.S. Citizen.
  • Be a current high school senior, graduate (or GED equivalent), or current undergraduate with less than a bachelor’s degree.
  • Have not earned a bachelor’s degree prior to the 2021-22 academic year.
  • Be planning to enroll or already enrolled full-time or part-time at an accredited U.S. vocational-technical school, trade school, two-year community college or state college.
  • Be pursuing an associate degree, credit-bearing certificate or an industry-recognized credential in one of the following areas of study, with an anticipated completion date no earlier than December 2021 and no later than June 2024:
  • Computer & Information Sciences
  • Engineering
  • Engineering Technologies
  • Mechanic & Repair Technologies
  • Precision Production

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

Individuals currently or planning to pursue bachelor’s degrees for the 2021-22 academic year are not eligible for the Vocational Scholarship program. 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.

Awards

If selected as a recipient, the student will receive a $6,600 award. Up to 150 awards will be granted in 2021.

Awards are not renewable. Students may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements.

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

Notification

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, demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities (including membership in relevant trade organizations or associations), work experience, a statement of career and educational goals and aspirations, unusual personal or family circumstances, and an online recommendation.

Additional consideration will be given to students and 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 LGBTQ
  • Those that are or will be first-generation college students

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.

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 no later than March 16, 2021 3:00 pm Central Time.

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

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