October 1999


LM Scholarship Program adjusts application process

The Lockheed Martin Corporation Foundation has changed some application aspects of its scholarship program for the children of company employees. The changes will not affect seniors graduating in spring 2000, for whom the selection process is already under way under previous guidelines.

Until ORNL’s participation in the Lockheed Martin scholarship program for the class of 2001 is determined, employees whose children would be otherwise eligible—this year’s juniors—would be wise to take steps to qualify. More information should be available by the end of the year.

This year’s seniors who took the PSAT in the fall of their junior year and submitted an entry form before February of this year—and whose PSAT/NMSQT scores are high enough to qualify them as scholarship candidates—will be contacted by their school principals and the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) between September 15 and December 15. They will be asked to complete a more comprehensive Merit Semifinalist Application that will move them to the next phase in the selection process.

For juniors, changes to the program are in italics. High school juniors who expect to graduate in the spring of 2001 must take the PSAT/NMSQT on the date their school has selected—either Tuesday, October 12, or Saturday, October 16, 1999. They do not have to submit a Lockheed Martin entry form as juniors. There is no application deadline for the year 2001 program.

Students whose junior-year PSAT scores qualify them to move into the next phase of the selection process will be asked by their school principals and the NMSC in September of their senior year to submit a Merit Semifinalist Application, on which they will include the names of their parents’ (or step-parents’) employers. This step identifies student finalists for the Lockheed Martin-sponsored awards.

Any student who is not asked to submit a senior-year Merit Semifinalist Application is not in contention for the scholarship.

For complete information about the Lockheed Martin Corporation Foundation Scholarship Program, visit www.lmco.com/about/philanthropy.htm or contact Tony Reynolds (576-5059, e-mail utr).