Spirit AeroSystems Inc. announced November 18, 2015, the creation of a $576,000 scholarship program in conjunction with the Kansas Board of Regents, Wichita State University, Kansas State University and the University of Kansas.
The Spirit Scholars Program is targeted at individuals interested in a career in engineering and business. Spirit AeroSystems intends for the scholarships to be renewed up to three years so long as the recipients meet the required criteria and maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0.
The 2016-17 freshman class will be the first to receive the scholarships. Recipients will engage with Spirit AeroSystems throughout their university experience, including a guaranteed Spirit internship interview after completing their sophomore year.
Spirit is funding 18 renewable scholarships across Wichita State University, University of Kansas and Kansas State University.
The scholarships have been established at K-State with a pledge of $96,000 over a four year period, which will result in three $8,000 scholarships to be awarded annually to students mechanical engineering or industrial engineering in K-State's College of Engineering and students in accounting, finance or international business in K-State's College of Business Administration. Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA in high school and must submit the general K-State scholarship application prior to February 1.* Preference will be given to students who reside in Kansas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Nebraska, Missouri, Iowa, Illinois, Colorado and Texas.
*Note: K-State uses a single application form for all scholarships, which can be found here: http://www.k-state.edu/sfa/scholarships/
About Spirit AeroSystems
Based in Wichita, Kansas, Spirit AeroSystems is one of the world’s largest independent producers of commercial aerostructures, including core products such as fuselages, pylons, nacelles and wing components. With a highly skilled workforce and industry-leading, cost-saving technologies, Spirit AeroSystems is the partner of choice for designing, building and sustaining the world’s premier aircraft.