More than $2 Million Scholarship Dollars Awarded to Over 1,600
Students Since Program Inception
DULLES, Va.Jul. 10, 2017--
Orbital ATK, Inc. (NYSE: OA), a global leader in aerospace and defense
technologies, today announced that 75 scholarships have been awarded
through the 2017 Orbital ATK Scholarship Program. The awards, which
total $147,500, support the children of Orbital ATK employees in their
pursuit of post-high school undergraduate education. Students are
selected from an academically talented pool of applicants from around
the country. Parents of scholarship recipients work at 23 Orbital ATK
locations in 10 states across the company s three operating groups and
the corporate office.
With this year s awards, Orbital ATK and its legacy companies have
awarded more than $2 million in college scholarships, grants and other
awards to more than 1,600 students since 1992.
Congratulations to this year s recipients and their parents, said
President and Chief Executive Officer David W. Thompson. Our
scholarships are highly competitive and Orbital ATK is proud to invest
in education and support the academic ambitions of these talented
students as they pursue their undergraduate goals.
Martine Bible, a senior payroll specialist at Orbital ATK s Rocket
Center, West Virginia, campus, is grateful for the company s support of
her daughter s educational goals.
Receiving financial support for college means a lot to my daughter,
Bible said. This benefit surely gives her additional incentive to
pursue her education as she works toward a career in the field of
biology. I am proud that Orbital ATK recognizes the importance of
education and gives employees the opportunity to participate in this
A majority 76% of this year s scholarships were awarded to students with
STEM-related (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) majors, an
amount greatly exceeding the program s minimum of 50% scholarship awards
to STEM majors. The emphasis on STEM education underscores Orbital ATK s
support for connecting future generations of innovators, scientists and
technicians with resources strongly supporting STEM-focused educational
dreams. As a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, more
than one-third of Orbital ATK s employees are engineers and scientists.
Recipients were selected by Scholarship America, 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.
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 13,000 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