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 -- 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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