Lockheed Martin to support KSU scholarships
This merit-based endowed scholarship provides support to deserving undergraduate students who have an interest in the sciences and/or have declared themselves pre-med majors. Drs. Shelby Wilkes and Jettie Burnett originally established the scholarship to commemorate the founding of the Kennesaw State University Black Alumni Chapter. As the Society’s first president, Dr. Wilkes was motivated to see the Society become directly involved in assisting students.
“Dr. Papp is doing a tremendous job of building KSU’s capacity to make an impact on producing future STEM-focused employees and educators,” said Mrs. Cooper. “We at Lockheed Martin feel it’s important to support KSU’s efforts because of our potential need to hire hundreds of employees with STEM studies and experiences over the coming decades. We will continue to partner with the university as it moves forward with plans to expand its STEM focus on campus.”
As part of its efforts to educate and inspire tomorrow’s scientists, engineers and mathematicians, Lockheed Martin’s approach to STEM outreach includes support for programs, events and campaigns that focus on student achievement, teacher development, and gender and ethnic diversity. A strong supporter of Kennesaw State University for 30 years, Lockheed Martin’s gifts have supported scholarships for science, leadership development programs, business and accounting.
The presentation took place on Friday, October 18th in the boardroom of Kennesaw State University President Dr. Daniel Papp. Other attendees included Mr. Hamilton Holmes, Community Relations Manager, and Dr. Mark Anderson, Dean of the College of Science and Mathematics at KSU.