AOC Scholarship Program

Supported by the AOC Educational Foundation

About the Scholarship

AOC STEM Student of the Year Scholarship
AOC provides scholarships to students in their sophomore or junior year of college. Each year, one male and one female student studying engineering or engineering technology and interested in working in the aerospace and defense industry is awarded a scholarship of $12,500 each. Thanks to a generous donation, Raytheon Intelligence & Space funds these scholarships.

Applications are due by May 31, 2024.

  • Applicant must be a U.S. citizen
  • Applicants must be registered as a full-time student in the sophomore or junior year of an undergraduate engineering or engineering technology study at the time of application submission in an accredited college/university
  • Academic excellence in a 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 or potential contribution to the defense or aerospace industry or other government agencies is preferred
  • Applicant must have a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher (on a 4.0 scale)
  • 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.

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

Glorianne O’Neilin
Director of Membership Operations, AOC



Students are selected by an independent organization not affiliated with 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 May 31, 2024.
  • Scholarship funds will be awarded through the selected students' educational institution in the student's name for tuition for the Fall Semester 2024. 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 the 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.

Congratulations to the 2023 Scholarship Awardees!

  • Carlene Anchordoquy — Norwich University in Northfield, VT
  • Max Damewood — University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Congratulations to the 2022 Scholarship Awardees!

  • Annie Ostojic — Stanford University
  • Samuel Weiss — University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign (UIUC)

Congratulations to the 2021 Scholarship Awardees!

  • Nathan Stofik — University of South Carolina
  • Veronica Vegara — Rutgers University, New Jersey

Congratulations to the 2020 Scholarship Awardees!

  • Mr. Alan Sandoval — University of Tulsa, Tulsa Oklahoma
  • Ms. Kristen Lilly Steudel — Lafayette College, Eaton PA

About the AOC Educational Foundation

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