Lockheed Martin Vocational Scholarship

Welcome to the Lockheed Martin Vocational Scholarship Program! Whether you are a student, parent, family member, instructor, school administrator, or just interested in STEM education, we are excited to share more about our efforts to support the academic endeavors of learners across the nation.

In January 2020, Lockheed Martin launched the Vocational Scholarship program to support students of all ages participating in skills-based training in cutting-edge technology and advanced manufacturing fields. The scholarship seeks to fund students pursuing associate degrees, credit-bearing certificates, or industry-recognized credentials in specific disciplines at an accredited vocational technical school, trade school, or two-year community college. Funded in part by tax reform proceeds, the Vocational Scholarship program is a critical component of Lockheed Martin’s investment in workforce development and education.

Lockheed Martin’s Vocational Scholarship Program is the first of its kind within the aerospace and defense industry and awards up to $6,600 to as many as 150 recipients each year. Through the scholarship, Lockheed Martin hopes to encourage students to consider a rewarding career in the technology and advanced manufacturing industry.  

The 2022 Lockheed Martin Vocational Scholarship Application will open January 10, 2022. Please check this page for more information. 

Vocational Scholarship Eligibility Requirements

Applicants to the Lockheed Martin Vocational Scholarship Program must meet all the following eligibility requirements. Applicants must: 

  1. Be a U.S. citizen.
  2. Be a high school graduate (or GED equivalent), a high school senior graduating in 2021, or a current undergraduate student with less than a bachelor’s degree.
  3. Have not earned a bachelor’s degree prior to the 2021-22 academic year.
  4. Be currently enrolled or planning to enroll part- or full- time at a U.S. accredited vocational technical school, trade school, two-year community college or state college for the 2021-2022 academic year.
  5. Be pursuing an associate degree, credit-bearing certificate or an industry-recognized credential, in one of the fields of study below, with an anticipated completion date no earlier than December 2021 and no later than June 2024. 

Fields of Study

Specific Majors

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer and Information Sciences, Computer and Information Systems Security/Cyber Intelligence, Computer Networking & Telecommunications,  Computer Programming, Computer Science, Computer Support Specialist, Computer Systems Analysis, Data Processing Tech, Database Management, Information Science, Information Technology, LAN and WAN Management, Web Development, Web Management, Software Development 


Aerospace, Automation, Electrical, Electromechanical, Engineering, Mechatronics, Robotics

Engineering Technologies

Aerospace Engineer Tech, Automation Engineer Tech, CAD Drafting and Design, Composites, Computer Engineer Tech, Computer Hardware Tech, Computer Software Tech, Computer Systems Tech, Electrical/Electronics Tech, Electrical/Electronic Drafting, Electromechanical Tech, Engineering Design, Engineering Tech, Industrial Engineering Tech, Instrumentation Tech, Laser and Optical Tech, Manufacturing Engineer Tech, Mechanical Drafting Tech, Mechanical Engineer Tech, Quality Control Tech, Robotics Tech

Mechanic & Repair Technologies

Aircraft Maintenance, Aircraft Powerplant Tech, Airframe Mechanics, Automotive Tech, Avionics Maintenance Tech, Computer Installation and Repair Tech, Electronic Tech, Heating & AC Tech, Industrial Maintenance Tech, Mechanics & Repairers

Precision Production

Boiler making, CNC Machinist Tech, Machine Shop Tech, Machine Tool Tech, Metal Fabricator, Sheet Metal Tech, Tool and Die Tech, Welding


Vocational Scholarship Selection of Recipients

  • Scholarship recipients are selected based on consideration of academic performance, demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities, work experience, a statement of career and educational goals and objectives, unusual personal or family circumstances and an outside appraisal.
  • Preference will be given to applicants enrolled or planning to enroll at one of Lockheed Martin’s priority institutions. It is not mandatory to attend one of the priority institutions to be eligible for the scholarship.
  • Additional consideration will be given to students and to applicants who self-identify as members of groups that are traditionally underrepresented, including but not limited to: Women; Racial and ethnic minorities; Individuals with a disability (as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act); Individuals that identify as LGBTQ; Individuals that are or will be first-generation college students.
  • From a pool of qualified applicants, preference will be given to high school seniors who are current Lockheed Martin interns or currently dual-enrolled in high school and trade school within one of the eligible fields of study and who plan attend institutions as outlined in the Eligibility Criteria.
  • Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. In no instance does any officer or employee of Lockheed Martin play a part in the selection. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.
  • Lockheed Martin promotes equal opportunity and intentional inclusion.

2021 Winners

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STEM Education

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Student Opportunities

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Contact Information for Students

Please contact the Lockheed Martin Vocational Scholarship Program administrator at lockheedmartin@scholarshipamerica.org or 1-507-931-0465 and ask for the Lockheed Martin Vocational Scholarship Program.

Media Contact

April LaFever
(301) 897-6148