2019 Scholarship Program


The National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) has nearly six decades of service to the nation as an educational, scientific, engineering, non-profit society of American citizens dedicated to promoting our Nation’s Defense. Accomplishment of our goals requires continuous, high quality, close working relationships among industry, academia, government, and the military services.  

The NDIA firmly believes that maintaining strong technological leadership in America is essential to maintaining a strong national defense. In support of this goal, the Picatinny Chapter of the NDIA Scholarship and Awards Program is designed to provide financial assistance based on merit to students in pursuit of high technology educational programs.


Number of Scholarships to be Awarded

This year the NDIA Picatinny Chapter intends to award up to seven (7) scholarships at a value of up to $5,000 each.


Students must be a graduating high school senior in the school year in which application is being made.

Evaluation Criteria

  • Ability as demonstrated:
    • Transcript
    • SAT Scores
  • Participation in extra curricular activities and awards received while in high school.
  • Counselor and one teacher recommendation.
  • Career Objectives
  • Completion of an essay on the importance of Defense Preparedness for our Country (Approximately 1000 words)
  • Immediate Family Member working in the Picatinny community and/or NDIA Membership (Application attached)


Download Application (PDF)

Download Application (Word Document)

Deadline Date

Monday, April 29, 2019

Applications are to be forwarded to:

NDIA, Scholarship Fund Corporation, P.O. Box 528, Wharton, NJ 07885


Typewritten statements are preferred when completing this application.

Family members of the Evaluation Team and/or Scholarship Corporation Trustees, or prior recipients of Picatinny Chapter Scholarships are not eligible for this scholarship.

The scholarship will be awarded to eligible students without regard to race, creed or national origin.