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Raytheon awards 40 scholarships to FIRST® Robotics competitors from 18 states
Program supports FIRST Robotics alumni who plan to pursue science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) majors in college

WALTHAM, Mass., Sept. 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) will award $1,000 individual scholarships to 40 high school seniors or full-time college students who participated in a FIRST Robotics Competition or were a member of a FIRST Tech Challenge team. The scholarship recipients hail from Alabama, California, Texas and 15 other states.

The 2015 Raytheon-FIRST® Robotics Scholarship program is aimed at FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) alumni pursuing undergraduate education as math, science, engineering or technology majors. FIRST is a series of international robotics competitions for middle and high school students.

Raytheon, a longstanding supporter of the FIRST Robotics Competition and Tech Challenge, sponsors and mentors about 30 teams each year. Seventeen Raytheon-mentored teams were among 600 teams from around the world who competed at the international championship in St. Louis, Missouri, this spring. The company has offered the Raytheon-FIRST Robotics Scholarship since 2003; to date, the program has disbursed almost $500,000 in scholarships.

This year's recipients are:

  • Alexander Anderson of Eagan, Minn., attending University of Rochester
  • Alaleh Azhir of New York, N.Y., attending Johns Hopkins University
  • Ameet Braganza of Santa Barbara, Calif., attending University of California: Los Angeles
  • Nicholas Capdevila of Huntington Beach, Calif., attending California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo
  • Trevor Case of Palm Harbor, Fla., attending University of South Florida
  • Matthew Castleberry of Hampton Cove, Ala., attending Auburn University
  • Caroline Chu of Fullerton, Calif., attending Cornell University
  • Andrew Cordray of Owasso, Okla., attending Oklahoma State University
  • Keet Curtis of Bainbridge Island, Wash., attending University of Washington
  • Adam Dai of Santa Barbara, Calif., attending California Institute of Technology
  • Riley Davis of Lancaster, Mass., attending Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Benjamin Domae of Cerritos, Calif., attending University of California: Los Angeles
  • Carl Fee of Fairfield, Mont., attending Montana State University
  • Brian Healy of Ledyard, Conn., attending Worcester Polytechnic Institute
  • Seth Itow of Orange, Calif., attending University of Washington
  • Mitchell Johnson of Flower Mound, Texas, attending University of Texas at Austin
  • Claire Kerbs of Auburn, Wash., attending Washington State University
  • Erick Locke of Huntington Beach, Calif., attending University of California: Los Angeles
  • Blake Loncharich of Carmel, Ind., attending Webb Institute
  • Martine Montgomery of Fleming Island, Fla., attending Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Jeffrey Ng of Abington, Penn., attending University of Pennsylvania
  • Stephanie Niu of Marietta, Ga., attending Stanford University
  • Ryan Noe of East Peoria, Ill., attending Illinois Central College
  • Derek Nola of Clovis, Calif., attending California Polytechnic State University: San Luis Obispo
  • Boris Perkhounkov of Iowa City, Iowa, attending Stanford University
  • Amanda Piergallini of Maple Glen, Penn., attending Millersville University of Pennsylvania
  • Rose Ridder of Port Townsend, Wash., attending Swarthmore College
  • Andrew Rink of Puyallup, Wash., attending Washington State University
  • Kent Roberts of Poway, Calif., attending University of California: Santa Cruz
  • Casey Schneider of Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., attending University of California: San Diego
  • Joshua Schriever of Rock Rapids, Iowa, attending University of Northern Iowa
  • Joshua Smith of Loveland, Colo., attending Colorado State University
  • Richelle Smith of Los Altos, Calif., attending University of Southern California
  • Anthony Stuart of Los Angeles, Calif., attending Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Brian Su of Santa Barbara, Calif., attending Stanford University
  • Himakeerth Tammineedi of Edison, N.J., attending Carnegie Mellon University
  • Daniel Teal of Austin, Texas, attending University of Texas at Austin
  • Amanda Tenhoff of Eagan, Minn., attending University of St. Thomas
  • Luke Waguespack of Conifer, Colo., attending School of Mines
  • Andrew Zeller of Green Bay, Wis., attending University of Alabama

For more information about the Raytheon-FIRST Scholarship Program, please visit www.mathmovesu.com.

About Raytheon
Raytheon Company, with 2014 sales of $23 billion and 61,000 employees worldwide, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, civil government and cybersecurity markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 93 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications and intelligence systems, as well as cybersecurity and a broad range of mission support services. Raytheon is headquartered in Waltham, Mass. For more about Raytheon, visit us at www.raytheon.com and follow us on Twitter @Raytheon.

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