Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII), which includes Newport News Shipbuilding, recently announced that the company’s scholarship fund, now in its seventh year, has awarded 190 scholarships to dependent children of HII employees for the 2022-2023 school year. Over the life of the program, the fund has awarded more than $3 million in 1,170 scholarship, providing educational opportunities to more than 600 children of employees across HII.
“The program is an important reflection of who we are,” said Chris Kastner, HII’s president and CEO. “Through these scholarships, we are supporting our employees and their families, with long-term benefits for our communities and ultimately the nation. I am committed to supporting this program and the educational opportunities it brings to students.”
The HII Scholarship Fund was formed to provide financial assistance to dependent children of HII employees who are pursuing a post-secondary college or technical/vocational degree, and to dependent children who are enrolled in qualifying pre-kindergarten school readiness programs.