Majority of recipients to pursue STEM fields
FORT WORTH, TEXAS – OCT. 4, 2023 – This fall, Elbit America awarded scholarships to undergraduates who are the dependents of current members of its workforce as part of the Elbit America Dependent Scholarship Program. The 2023-2024 scholarship recipients are putting the funds to use at more than 60 different colleges and universities, and the majority of the students are pursuing degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.
“This year, we’re celebrating the most recipients of the Elbit America Dependent Scholarships in the program’s history,” said Lisa Northup, Vice President of Human Resources and Employee Development. “The program demonstrates our long-term commitment to our employees and their families. Collectively, our leadership believes in supporting our employees wholly, ensuring we contribute to their family members’ professional development and career trajectories, too. The fact that so many dependents are applying for these scholarships is proof this benefit is valued among our workforce.”
Evelyn Teichner, a Senior Event & Tradeshow Manager at the company, echoed Northup’s observation. Her daughter, Kiara, is pursuing Computer Science at the University of California, Irvine this is the second year she’s received one of the company scholarships.
“It’s absolutely a great benefit to have as an employee,” Teichner said. “It gives Kiara a sense of pride receiving a scholarship from her mom’s job, but it also gives me a greater sense of belonging to the company.”
The Elbit America Dependent Scholarships are available to active employees’ dependents and support new or returning undergraduate college students. Applicants must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or greater, and recipients are selected on the basis of their leadership skills, extracurricular activities, and more.