Spirit AeroSystems names 1st scholarship recipients

Spirit AeroSystems has joined the Kansas Board of Regents to name the inaugural class of Spirit Scholars, recipients of more than USD570,000 of scholarship support, the company said.

Spirit awarded 18 total scholarships to students enrolling in engineering and business programs across three universities: Wichita State University, the University of Kansas and Kansas State University.

Each scholarship will provide USD8,000 annually to cover tuition, fees, books and supplies, and is renewable for up to four years. Spirit will work with the Spirit Scholars throughout their university experience, including a guaranteed Spirit internship interview after the completion of their sophomore year.

Spirit AeroSystems Inc. designs and builds aerostructures for both commercial and defense customers. The company´s core products include fuselages, pylons, nacelles and wing components for the world´s premier aircraft.