HII Scholarship Fund

About the Scholarship Fund

The HII Scholarship Fund was established in March, 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 400 scholarships totaling more than $1,000,000.

Early Childhood Education Scholarships

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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

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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.

Application and Program Information

Scholarship recipients

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.

Application period for the 2018-2019 school year is now closed. Guidelines and applications for the 2019-2020 program will be available in February. Thanks for your interest in the HII Scholarship Fund.

To Donate

Anyone can contribute to the HII Scholarship Fund. Donations currently accepted by check only. Mail your check, payable to:

Scholarship America
SDS-12-2719
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.