(Norfolk, Va.) June 27, 2017 – Representatives of FORTUNE 500® science and technology company Leidos attended the Annual Scholarship Award ceremony sponsored by Navy League, Hampton Roads to present the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) scholarship to Old Dominion University rising senior Jared Johnson. Leidos' Charlie Croom and Nevin Carr were on hand to present the $4,500 scholarship that encourages family members of active duty, retired, honorably discharged or deceased Surface Navy sailors to pursue a STEM education. Retired Admiral Bill Gortney, former commander of Northern Command and the Norfolk based Fleet Forces Command, was the guest speaker at the June 9 luncheon.
The Anchor Scholarship Foundation relies on individual donors and industry partners to provide scholarships to family members of active duty, retired, honorably discharged or deceased Surface Navy personnel. Recipients, both children and spouses, are selected on the basis of academic performance, character, extracurricular activities, and financial needs.
"Our future is inextricably linked to technology, and investing in young scientists and engineers is important to help us compete in the world marketplace, and improve quality of life at home" said Carr.
Leidos is a Fortune 500® science and technology solutions and services leader working to solve the world's toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company's 32,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $7.04 billion for the fiscal year ended December 30, 2016. For more information, visit www.Leidos.com.
Statements in this announcement, other than historical data and information, constitute forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. A number of factors could cause our actual results, performance, achievements, or industry results to be very different from the results, performance, or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Some of these factors include, but are not limited to, the risk factors set forth in the company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the period ended December 30, 2016, and other such filings that Leidos makes with the SEC from time to time. Due to such uncertainties and risks, readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof.