The AOC Raytheon Scholarship

About the Scholarship

The Association of Old Crows (AOC) Educational Foundation (AEF) will be providing two scholarships to students currently in their sophomore or junior year of college. 

THE AOC STEM STUDENT OF THE YEAR:  Each $12,500 scholarship will be awarded to one male and one female student studying in the fields on engineering or engineering technology in May 2020, and interested in working in the Aerospace and Defense Industry. These scholarships are funded by a generous $25,000 donation from Raytheon Company.

About the AOC Educational Foundation

The scholarship program is administered by the AOC Educational Foundation, a 501(c)3 education foundation. 

If you have any questions or need additional information regarding the application process, please do not hesitate to contact us.

For any questions please contact Blain Bekele at 

Brian Hinkley                                                   Glorianne O'Neilin
Chair, Scholarship Committee                            Director of Membership Operations
AOC Education Foundation                                 Association of Old Crows                       


Students are selected by an independent organization not affiliated with the AOC or the AEF. The selected student names, degree program, expected graduation year, essay and nominations (if any) will be presented to the AEF Scholarship Committee for routine confirmation of the selection process. No financial information is requested.

Deadline and Award Notice

  • Fully completed applications and accompanying paperwork must be received NO LATER THAN April 30, 2020
  • Scholarship awardees will be selected and announced NO LATER THAN April 2020
  • Scholarship funds will be awarded through the selected students educational institution in the student’s name for tuition for the Fall Semester 2020.  For students attending educational institutions that cannot accept funds limited to tuition expenses, scholarship funds will be awarded to the institution to be applied to financial support of other programs authorized by the educational institution including loan programs, military clothing/equipment issue expenses, etc accrued during a student’s tenure.


  • Applicant must be a US citizen
  • Applicants must be registered as a full-time student in sophomore or junior year of matriculated undergraduate engineering or engineering technology study at time of application submission in an accredited college/university.
  • Academic excellence in study relating to signals collection, signals processing, cyber technologies (offensive/defensive), electronic transmission & receipt of signals, spectrum visualization, and similar fields of study with interest and/or potential contribution to the Department of Defense (DoD, Aerospace and Defense Industry, or other Government Agencies is preferred . 
  • Applicant must have a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) or higher. 
  • Interest and potential future contribution to national defense. (Based on the student essay)

Selection Criteria

  • Academic excellence in engineering or engineering technology area of study.
  • Student essay - Interest and potential future contribution to national defense.
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