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Project Lead The Way Scholarships Powered by Meggitt Aircraft Braking Systems
Meggitt Aircraft Braking Systems shares a lengthy and proud connection to the Akron area and The University of Akron. With roots extending back to Goodyear Aerospace, Meggitt has long been an industry leader. One of the largest employers in the area, with a mission that specializes in “smart engineering for extreme environments,” Meggitt focuses on combining talent and technology in pursuit of dynamic innovation.
Project Lead The Way is the nation's leading provider of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) programs in classrooms K-12. The Project Lead The Way (PLTW) Scholarships Powered by Meggitt Aircraft Braking Systems encourages high school students to consider collegiate education and careers in engineering. PLTW is the latest example of Meggitt’s deep affiliation with The University of Akron, stemming from unwavering support of the cooperative education program and Aero Design team.
The scholarship fund will support incoming engineering freshmen who have participated in the national Project Lead The Way initiative for at least one year during high school, intend to major in engineering at The University of Akron, and have a minimum 3.0 GPA.
Meggitt Aircraft Braking Systems has provided the fund with a lead gift of $25,000 for the 2015-2016 academic year. The College of Engineering will identify candidates and award twenty-five $1,000 scholarships, which will be distributed in Fall 2015.