Raytheon Patriot Scholarship

Student Veterans of America and Raytheon have partnered to provide two (2) $10,000 scholarships to student veterans demonstrating a commitment to and passion for their chosen field of study, as well as demonstrated leadership and engagement within their community. The Raytheon Patriot Scholarship is offered exclusively to U.S. Army veterans and is named after Raytheon’s Patriot Air and Missile Defense System.

The 2019 Raytheon Patriot Scholarship application will remain open until April 1st, 2020 at 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time. Student veterans must complete an online application, answer three essay questions, attach the required documents, and have one letter of reference be submitted prior to the deadline to be considered.



All successful candidates must:

  • Be a U.S. Army veteran
  • Be entering their sophomore, junior, or senior year of undergraduate study, or be enrolled in a graduate program for the current academic year
  • Be attending full-time at an accredited four-year college or university in the U.S.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to and passion for their chosen field of study
  • Demonstrate leadership and engagement in their community
  • Be a current student veteran (includes members of the National Guard or Reserve), as demonstrated by a DD 214 and current transcript
  • Have received an honorable discharge; must be a veteran in good standing



Please provide answers to the following three essay questions in one document using a maximum of 300-500 words per essay. Your document must be submitted as a PDF, and include your name and clearly specify each answer by number.

  1. What do you hope to accomplish with your degree?  In your answer, please describe how your experiences have influenced the goals you have for yourself.
  2. Briefly describe what it means to you to have served in the U.S Army. Provide information if your assignment included service as part of a Patriot unit.
  3. Please provide an example of how you have demonstrated leadership. Explain how you were influential and what you were trying to achieve. This does not have to be demonstrated through formal or traditional leadership roles.  Think broadly and examine the many ways you are having an effect on the members of your technical community, your chapter, your university, or your broader community.


Letter of Reference

You must arrange for one letter of reference to be submitted via the link provided below. All letters must be sent by the author, signed by the author, and be on official letterhead. Letters can also be mailed to:

Student Veterans of America c/o Raytheon-SVA Scholarship Committee

1012 14th Street NW, Suite 1200,

Washington D.C. 20005


Required Materials

  • Current Resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Unofficial copy of current university transcript updated for the most recently completed semester
  • One letter of reference from a professor, adviser, or supervisor
  • Responses to the three essay questions
  • DD 214, Certificate of Discharge


Should you have any questions, or experience any problems, please email contact@studentveterans.org so an SVA team member may help you, or call us at (202) 223-4710, Monday – Friday 8:00AM – 5:00PM Eastern Time.