Raytheon Co. of Waltham, Mass., celebrated Math Awareness Month in April by awarding $1,000 scholarships to 150 middle school students and matching grants to the students’ schools. The scholarships can be used toward a math, science, or technology camp or program this summer.

The awards are part of Raytheon’s MathMovesU program, an initiative designed to engage middle school students in math and science through a variety of programs, including contests, live events, scholarships, tutoring programs, and more. Each year, Raytheon awards $1 million in scholarships and grants through MathMovesU.

"Raytheon is delighted to recognize these students with scholarships for making math a priority," said Raytheon Chairman and CEO William H. Swanson. "It is our hope that these scholarships, coupled with the support of family and teachers, will encourage these students to continue their passion for math for many more years to come."

The 150 scholarship recipients were chosen from a pool of 1,662 middle school students who created multimedia presentations that illustrated the importance of math in their daily lives and answered the question: "How does math put the action in your passion?" Submissions were judged independently by Scholarship America.

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