Air Traffic Control Association, Raytheon establish scholarship for women in aviation

The Air Traffic Control Association (ATCA) and Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) will offer a new scholarship program to encourage women to pursue degrees in aviation related fields, the companies said.

This is ATCA´s first scholarship specifically geared towards advancing women in the field.

Administered by ATCA, the Raytheon Women in Aviation Scholarship will award scholarships to female college students pursuing a degree in an aviation related field. Each scholarship will include a summer internship in Raytheon´s Intelligence, Information and Services, Transportation and Support Services business area.

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Raytheon, with 2016 sales of USD 24 billion and 63,000 employees, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, civil government and cybersecurity solutions. With a history of innovation spanning 95 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration, C5Iâ„¢ products and services, sensing, effects, and mission support for customers in more than 80 countries. Raytheon is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts.

The Air Traffic Control Association ( is dedicated to the progress and safety of air traffic control and works to advance the technology and professionalism of the industry. Founded in 1956 by a group of air traffic controllers, ATCA serves more than 3,500 members throughout the world–individual air traffic controllers as well as aviation associations, educational institutions, the government and military, and companies managing and providing equipment and services in the aviation community.