Lockheed Martin Adds to Endowed Scholarship Fund

AUGUST 4, 2015

Lockheed Martin Adds to Endowed Scholarship Fund




Left to Right: Carl Washburn, Assistant Dean, GTC; Walt Carter, Instructor, GTC; Joel Welch, Dean of Technology Division, GTC; Don Erickson, Site Director, Lockheed Martin; Keith Miller, President, GTC; and Les Gardner, Director of Development, Greenville Tech Foundation


Lockheed Martin Greenville Operations has added $25,000 to an endowed fund established in 1995 to provide scholarships for Aircraft Maintenance Technology (AMT) students at Greenville Technical College.

Lockheed Martin is among the companies relying on the AMT program for graduates with a strong balance of classroom training and hands-on instruction that allows them to master the skills required to succeed. The Federal Aviation Administration and Veterans Administration approved associate degree program qualifies students to take the FAA airframe and powerplant technician certification exams. In addition, certificates in Aviation Airframe Structure/Systems, Aviation Powerplant Theory/Systems, and Avionics Maintenance Technology are offered.

"We are pleased to be able to add to our endowed scholarship fund so that men and women can pursue education that will give them skills critical for success in the aviation maintenance industry," said Don Erickson, Lockheed Martin Greenville Site Director. "Through scholarships, we can help interested students reach their career goals."

In addition to its scholarship fund, Lockheed Martin has supported students at Greenville Technical College with a 2014 gift that helped create a center where veterans can gather and study. The Student Veterans Center is a critical piece in helping veterans make a successful transition from military life to the college campus.

"We are grateful to Lockheed Martin for the many ways the company supports our efforts," said Dr. Keith Miller, president of Greenville Technical College. "The company's commitment to education is obvious in its gifts that create opportunities for deserving people in our community."