Women in Defense's HORIZONS Scholarship Program Receives Significant Contribution from EADS North America

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EADS North America contributes $10,000 to the WID HORIZONS Scholarship Program; funds will support the development and recognition of women involved in every aspect of national security

Women In Defense has announced that it has received a contribution of $10,000 for the HORIZONS Scholarship Program from EADS North America.

This contribution will help the program reach its fundraising goal for this fiscal year. In addition, it will further the mission of Women in Defense (WID) to support the development and recognition of women involved in every aspect of national security.

"This donation for HORIZONS is significant, and I cannot say thank you enough," said Brenda McKinney, who serves as the HORIZONS Scholarship Director on the WID National Board of Directors. "This contribution from EADS North America will create a wonderful opportunity to help a number of deserving young women pursue their studies," she added.

"EADS North America is pleased to make a difference in the lives of women studying science, technology, engineering and mathematics," said Sean O'Keefe, Chairman and CEO of EADS North America. "Our contribution is an investment in the future defense industry and its workforce."

About HORIZONS: Since it began in 1988, the HORIZONS program has awarded over 110 scholarships worth more than $150,000 to students enrolled in either undergraduate or graduate programs. The goal of the program is to help as many students as possible, while awarding scholarships in amounts that will make a real impact.

About EADS North America: EADS North America is the North American operation of EADS, a global leader in aerospace, defense and related services. As a leader in all sectors of defense and homeland security, EADS North America and its parent company, EADS, contribute over $11 billion to the U.S. economy annually and support more than 200,000 American jobs through its network of suppliers and services. Operating in 17 states, EADS North America offers a broad array of advanced solutions to its customers in the commercial, homeland security, aerospace and defense markets.

About Women in Defense (WID): Cultivating and supporting the advancement and recognition of women in all aspects of national security is the mission of Women In Defense, A National Security Organization (WID). Members of this non-profit professional organization, which includes men and women, have careers related to the defense of the United States and national security.

About NDIA: The National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) is America’s leading Defense Industry association promoting national security. NDIA provides a legal and ethical forum for the exchange of information between Industry and Government on National Security issues. NDIA members foster the development of the most innovative and superior equipment, training and support for warfighters and first responders through our divisions, local chapters, affiliated associations and events.

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