BAE Systems offers scholarships to future engineers
$40,000 nationwide program seeks to boost STEM students
BAE Systems has launched a nationwide scholarship and internship program for high school seniors who plan to seek a career in STEM fields.
The FIRST Robotics Scholarship and Internship Program will grant a total of $40,000 in scholarships to eight students who are pursuing an undergraduate degree in a technology or engineering field. The eight students also will be awarded a paid three-month summer internship at BAE Systems.
The scholarships will be awarded annually in May to students who have been on a FIRST Robotics Competition or FIRST Tech Challenge team sponsored by the company’s Electronic Systems sector within the past two years.
“Our involvement with FIRST Robotics enables us to recruit high-potential students that pursue STEM degrees and careers,” said Lisa Aucoin, vice president of engineering at BAE. “The scholarship program allows us to invest in these students, not only monetarily, but also through the internship experience, creating a vital talent pipeline for our business.”
Officials said the scholarships will be awarded annually in May to those that have been on a FIRST Robotics Competition or FIRST Tech Challenge team sponsored by the company’s Electronic Systems sector within the past two years.