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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 need and come from underrepresented or underserved communities. In 2020, up to 200 renewable scholarships of $10,000 each are offered for full-time study at an 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 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, Electrical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Systems Engineering, Math, Physics, Information Systems/Management Information Systems or Information Assurance.
  • Demonstrate financial need.
  • 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).

Award information:

  • If selected as a recipient, the student will receive a $10,000 award.
  • Up to 200 awards will be granted in 2020.
  • Awards are renewable for up to three additional years or until a bachelor’s degree is earned, whichever occurs first
  • Renewal is contingent upon satisfactory academic performance in a full-time course of study at an accredited U.S. four-year school, continued enrollment in an eligible major, and continuation of the program by Lockheed Martin.

Provided there are qualified applicants, an effort will be made to give preference to applicants who:

  • Are attending or plan to attend a Lockheed Martin partner institution. (Please note; applicants only need to meet the basic eligibility requirements to apply. Students do not need to attend one of the partner institutions listed in order to be eligible.)
  • Have demonstrated leadership capabilities (evidenced by volunteerism, mentoring younger students, STEM-focused extracurricular activities, work experience).
  • Have a compelling personal story and/or family circumstances (i.e., military family).

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 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 equal installments in August and December.

Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of:

  • Academic record
  • Demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities
  • Honors
  • Work experience
  • Statement of career and educational goals and aspirations
  • Unusual personal or family circumstances
  • An online recommendation
  • Financial need, as calculated by Scholarship America, must be demonstrated for the student to receive an award

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
  • People of color
  • Individuals living with a disability*
  • Individuals that identify as LGBTQ
  • Those that are or will be first generation college students
  • *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.

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 student test score report from ACT and/or SAT. The copy must display your student name. High school seniors must complete this upload; current college freshman/sophomore undergraduate students are not required to upload test scores.
  3. Copy of the first two pages of the most recently filed IRS Form 1040 used for the Financial Information section of the application.
  4. – 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 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 STEM Scholarship. Applicants do not need to attend one of the institutions listed below in order to be eligible.

Lockheed Martin Partner Universities

  • Alabama A&M University
  • Auburn University
  • Brigham Young University
  • California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
  • California State Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Clark Atlanta University
  • Colorado State University
  • Cornell University
  • Drexel University
  • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • Florida A&M University
  • Florida International University
  • Florida State University
  • George Mason University
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Hampton University
  • Howard University
  • Indiana University
  • Jackson State University
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Lehigh University
  • Michigan State University
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Morehouse College
  • Morgan State University
  • Norfolk State University
  • North Carolina A&T State University
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • Prairie View A&M University
  • Purdue University
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)
  • Rutgers University
  • San Jose State University
  • Southern University and A&M College
  • Spelman College
  • Temple University
  • Tennessee State University
  • Texas A&M University
  • Tuskegee University
  • University of Alabama
  • University of Arkansas
  • University of Central Florida
  • University of Colorado, Boulder
  • University of Colorado, Colorado Springs
  • University of Connecticut
  • University of District of Columbia
  • University of Florida
  • University of Illinois
  • University of Maryland, College Park
  • University of Maryland, Eastern Shore
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Puerto Rico
  • University of South Florida
  • University of California, Santa Barbara
  • University of California, Los Angeles
  • Univeristy of California, San Diego
  • University of Texas, Arlington
  • University of Texas, Austin
  • University of Texas, El Paso
  • Villanova University
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  • Virginia State University

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