The HII Scholarship Fund was established in 2016 and is funded primarily by HII President and CEO Mike Petters declining his annual salary, all but for $1. Since its establishment, the Huntington Ingalls Industries Scholarship Fund has awarded or renewed 578 scholarships totaling more than $1.5 million.
The application period for the 2019-2020 school year is now open.
Given the closures and other disruptions associated with coronavirus (COVID-19), we understand completing applications to the HII Scholarship Fund may require more time. Therefore, the application deadline for the 2020-2021 HII Scholarship Fund has been extended to Friday, June 19.
We will continue to monitor the evolving circumstances of this unprecedented event and will communicate any changes to the application process or dates if that becomes necessary
Early Childhood Education Scholarships
Early childhood education scholarships of up to $3,000 are awarded for children enrolled in pre-kindergarten school readiness programs. The goal is to award 50 new scholarships each year.
Post-Secondary Education Scholarships
Post-secondary education scholarships of up to $1,500 are awarded to dependent children enrolled in two-year degree programs and up to $3,000 for dependent children enrolled in four-year degree programs. The goal is to award 50 new scholarships each year. Post-secondary education scholarships are renewable for students who remain in good academic standing.
The Huntington Ingalls Industries Scholarship Fund is for dependent children of eligible HII employees enrolled in post-secondary college education (two- or four-year programs) and pre-kindergarten school readiness programs. It is administered by Scholarship America.
Children of all HII employees are eligible to apply, with the exception of children of senior executives and those employees who have been with the company for less than two years. The selection process is independent of HII and based on both scholarship and financial need. No employee or officer of HII will play a part in the selection process.
Anyone can contribute to the HII Scholarship Fund. Donations currently accepted by check only. Mail your check, payable to:
P.O. Box 86
Minneapolis, MN 55486-2719
Please indicate on the check or cover letter that you are designating your contribution to the HII Scholarship Fund. Within two weeks of receipt of your tax deductible contribution to Scholarship America, you will receive a confirmation letter from Scholarship America.