Harris Corporation and its employees have a long-standing tradition of bringing their resources and talents to tackle some of the toughest social issues. Our employees are instilled with a passion to get involved in their communities and each of our locations promotes social responsibility by participating in community outreach programs.
To motivate and inspire our nation's youth to study math and science and position them for successful careers in technical fields, Harris has established, supported and participated in many educational and mentoring programs.
Many of our employees, including executives, work with local schools and youth programs that Harris supports as mentors and tutors to help promote our platform of education. Our employee resource groups and K-12 Outreach program provide volunteers to teach interactive technology workshops and speak about STEM careers.
At the university level, Harris supports universities by creating world-class learning environments, providing scholarships and endowments, supporting student organizations, sponsoring special events, and encouraging employee participation on advisory boards.
United Way organizations deliver real life-changing results to our neighbors. That is why Harris Corporation partners with them, ensuring that our contributions help create a lasting community change.
Annually, our employees and our retirees across the United States participate in raising funds for local United Way campaigns in their respective locations. Supporting the United Way aligns with Harris’ tradition of corporate responsibility and community involvement while helping build and nurture the communities where we live and work.
Harris Corporation provides scholarships to children of Harris employees who are selected as National Merit Scholarship winners. Students enter this academic competition their junior year of high school by taking the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) in the fall.
To qualify for a scholarship, students should obtain a copy of the PSAT/NMSQT Student Bulletin from their high school counselor and make arrangements with their school to take the test in October.
There is no application process through Harris Corporation. All aspects of the selection of winners and the administration of their awards are handled by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. Please contact your high school counselor for more information or visit the National Merit Scholarship Corporation Web site at www.nationalmerit.org.
To view information on the 2014 National Merit Harris Corporation Scholarship Program, please click here