More than $1.8 Million Awarded to 1,531 Children of Orbital ATK
Employees Over the Past 26 Years
DULLES, Va.Jul. 6, 2016--
Orbital ATK, Inc. (NYSE: OA), a global leader in aerospace and defense
technologies, today announced the 2016 recipients of the Orbital ATK
Scholarship Program that awards scholarships supporting the
undergraduate education of Orbital ATK employees children.
This year, Orbital ATK awarded $135,000 in scholarships to 70 students
selected from an academically talented pool of applicants from around
the country who are children of company employees. Parents of
scholarship recipients work at 25 company locations in 11 states and
represent all three Orbital ATK operating groups and the corporate
With this year s awards, Orbital ATK and its legacy companies awarded
more than $1.8 million in college scholarships, grants and other awards
to a total 1,531 students over 26 years.
Congratulations to all of this year s scholarship recipients and their
parents, said President and Chief Executive Officer David W. Thompson.
These students clearly worked hard to achieve the exceptional academic
records and other accomplishments that enabled them to receive these
highly competitive scholarships. Orbital ATK is proud to provide this
well-deserved financial support and we wish each of the recipients all
the best as they pursue their undergraduate educations.
Recipients were selected by Scholarship Management Services, the
nation s largest manager of scholarship and tuition reimbursement
programs for corporations, foundations, associations and individuals.
Selection criteria included the student s grade point average, and if a
high school senior, rank-in-class and test scores, leadership and
participation in school and community activities, work experience, a
statement of education and career goals, unusual family or personal
circumstances and an appraisal by someone unrelated to the student.
Awards were granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion,
sexual orientation, gender, disability or national origin.
Wesley Gardner, a manager of business development at Orbital ATK s
Chandler, Arizona campus, is grateful for the company s support and
recognition of his son s accomplishments.
My son has worked very hard in his educational goals. Gardner said.
This tremendous benefit will provide much needed assistance to my son
as he continues his education in pursuit of a career in science. I am
proud to work for a company that recognizes the importance of education
and provides support to employees and their children.
Nearly 76% of this year s scholarships will be awarded to students with
STEM-related (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) majors, an
amount greatly exceeding the program s stipulation that a 25% minimum of
scholarships be awarded to STEM majors. The program s STEM emphasis
underscores Orbital ATK s focus on STEM education as the driver of
innovation and technology. As a global leader in aerospace and defense
technologies, more than one-third of Orbital ATK s employees are
engineers and scientists, jobs requiring STEM talents.
About Orbital ATK
Orbital ATK is a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies.
The company designs, builds and delivers space, defense and aviation
systems for customers around the world, both as a prime contractor and
merchant supplier. Its main products include launch vehicles and related
propulsion systems; missile products, subsystems and defense
electronics; precision weapons, armament systems and ammunition;
satellites and associated space components and services; and advanced
aerospace structures. Headquartered in Dulles, Virginia, Orbital ATK
employs approximately 12,000 people in 18 states across the U.S. and in
several international locations. For more information, visit www.orbitalatk.com.
Source: Orbital ATK, Inc.
Sean Wilson, 832-415-1254