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Lockheed Martin STEM Scholarship
Application status: Closed

Lockheed Martin has established a scholarship program to provide opportunities to students studying engineering or computer science that demonstrate financial need and come from underrepresented or underserved communities. In 2021, up to 200 renewable scholarships of $10,000 each are offered for full-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 of the Lockheed Martin STEM Scholarship Program must be:

  • U.S. Citizens.
  • Current high school seniors with a cumulative 2.5 or above GPA, or current college freshmen or sophomores with a cumulative 2.5 or above GPA.
  • Planning to enroll or already enrolled full-time at an accredited four-year college or university in the U.S.
  • Majoring or planning to major in Aerospace Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or Physics.
  • Demonstrate financial need.
  • Be willing to consider a paid internship with Lockheed Martin following their freshman, sophomore or junior year of college, other circumstances notwithstanding (note: the internship is not required to receive a scholarship, and scholarship recipients are not guaranteed an internship).


If selected as a recipient, the student will receive a $10,000 award. Up to 200 awards will be granted in 2021.

Awards are renewable for up to three additional years or until a bachelor’s degree is earned, whichever occurs first, on the basis of satisfactory academic performance in a full-time course of study at an accredited U.S. four-year school and continued enrollment in an eligible major.

Awards are for undergraduate study only.

Recipients attending a United States Military Academy will receive a one-time, non-renewable award.


Applicants will be notified in early 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 equal installments in August and December.

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 first-generation college students and to applicants who self-identify as members of groups that are traditionally underrepresented in STEM careers:

    • 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

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 documents:

    1. 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.
    2. Copy of the first two pages of the most recently filed IRS Form 1040 used for the Financial Information section of the application.

– Financial need, as calculated by Scholarship America, must be demonstrated for the student to receive an award. Note: If the applicant’s family does not file taxes, please attach a document explaining the circumstances in detail.

Also, as part of your application, one online recommendation must be completed on your behalf no later than April 6, 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!