Press Release

ATK to Contribute $25,000 in Scholarships through Women in Aerospace Foundation

By SpaceRef Editor
May 8, 2014
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Arlington, Va., May 8, 2014 − ATK (NYSE: ATK) has agreed to contribute $25,000 to the Women in Aerospace (WIA) Foundation in order to fund scholarships for women interested in a career in the aerospace field.

The Foundation will award one $2,000 scholarship each year for 10 consecutive years to a woman who is studying engineering, math, or science at the undergraduate level. The ATK Scholarship will be awarded by the Foundation based on the student’s grades, letters of recommendation, and personal essay.

“We have an obligation to enable young women to excel in science and engineering fields,” said Mark DeYoung, President and CEO of ATK. “Our hope is that this scholarship will help inspire the next Sally Ride or Marie Curie.”

ATK is the first corporation to endow a scholarship through the WIA Foundation, and the company supports many other science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) initiatives across the country.

“ATK has a robust community outreach campaign to promote STEM education,” said DeYoung. “Our company is committed to delivering affordable innovation to our customers, but we realize the next generation of innovators and explorers needs our support too.”

ATK focuses on fostering student interest and achievement in STEM. ATK’s partnerships encompass local, regional and national initiatives to engage students in becoming scientifically literate and prepared to enter the workforce as leaders and problem-solvers. For more information on ATK’s STEM efforts, visit or read the company’s Corporate Social Responsibility report at

To learn more about the WIA Foundation, visit the foundation’s website at

ATK is an aerospace, defense and commercial products company with operations in 22 states, Puerto Rico and internationally. News and information can be found on the Internet at, on Facebook at or on Twitter@ATK.

SpaceRef staff editor.