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HII Scholarship Fund

The HII Scholarship Fund was established in 2016 and is funded primarily by HII President and CEO Mike Petters declining his annual salary, all but for $1. Since its establishment, the Huntington Ingalls Industries Scholarship Fund has awarded or renewed more than 980 scholarships totaling more than $2 million.

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Applications for the 2021-2022 school year are closed. Check back in February for information about applying the 2022-2023 program.

Meet Chad Necaise, a labor cost auditor at Ingalls Shipbuilding, who received post-secondary scholarships in 2018 and 2019.

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More Previous Recipients

Meet Savannah Wayne, a 2017 early childhood education scholarship recipient. She says, “You can do anything you want if you just imagine it.”

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Meet Kaleb Nailer, an international trade compliance analyst at Ingalls Shipbuilding, who received his first post-secondary scholarship as a freshman.

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Meet Chrysany Collier and her daughter, Cilicia. Chrysany received a pre-K scholarship in 2018 to send Cilicia to Faith Outreach Center.

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Meet Natalie Ebreo Nguyen, nuclear engineer at Newport News Shipbuilding and a 2017 and 2018 post-secondary scholarship recipient.

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Early Childhood Education Scholarships

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Early childhood education scholarships of up to $3,000 are awarded for children enrolled in pre-kindergarten school readiness programs. The goal is to award 50 new scholarships each year.

Post-Secondary Education Scholarships

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Post-secondary education scholarships of up to $1,500 are awarded to dependent children enrolled in two-year degree programs and up to $3,000 for dependent children enrolled in four-year degree programs. The goal is to award 50 new scholarships each year. Post-secondary education scholarships are renewable for students who remain in good academic standing.

Program Information

Scholarship recipients

The Huntington Ingalls Industries Scholarship Fund is for dependent children of eligible HII employees enrolled in post-secondary college education (two- or four-year programs) and pre-kindergarten school readiness programs. It is administered by Scholarship America.

Children of all HII employees are eligible to apply, with the exception of children of senior executives and those employees who have been with the company for less than two years. The selection process is independent of HII and based on both scholarship and financial need. No employee or officer of HII will play a part in the selection process.

To Donate

Anyone can contribute to the HII Scholarship Fund. Donations currently accepted by check only. Mail your check, payable to:

Scholarship America
SDS-12-2719
P.O. Box 86
Minneapolis, MN 55486-2719

Please indicate on the check or cover letter that you are designating your contribution to the HII Scholarship Fund. Within two weeks of receipt of your tax deductible contribution to Scholarship America, you will receive a confirmation letter from Scholarship America.