TROY, Ala., Sept. 26, 2017 – Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) donated $15,000 to Troy University’s TROY for Troops scholarship during the school’s military appreciation football game Sept. 23. The scholarship program aids dependents of U.S. servicemen and women who made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty.
“In the same tradition as Troy University, Lockheed Martin has demonstrated a sincere commitment to and appreciation for the men and women of our military,” said Dr. Jack Hawkins, Jr., chancellor of Troy University. “Our TROY for Troops Scholarship program was established in 2011 as a way to honor the memories of those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our freedoms. We are extremely grateful that Lockheed Martin joined this effort from the very beginning and has continued, year in and year out, to be a generous supporter of this important scholarship program.”
The check presentation was made during a break in game action. Since 2000, the university has designated one home football game each year to honor both current and past members of the U.S. Armed Forces.
“When we at Lockheed Martin say we are dedicated to the warfighter, that goes beyond employees to community members and their families,” said Jason Crager, Lockheed Martin’s Missiles and Fire Control site director of Pike County Operations. “This gift benefits the children of the men and women who gave their lives for this country so that they can follow their dreams like pursuing an education.”
With this donation, Lockheed Martin has contributed $31,000 to Troy University in 2017 and pledged an additional $15,000 before the end of the year.
About Lockheed Martin
Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs approximately 97,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services.