Huntington Ingalls awards 89 scholarships

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Huntington Ingalls Industries announced today it awarded 89 new scholarships for the 2019-2020 school year.

The scholarship fund also renewed 89 previous scholarships.

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Since the fund began four years ago, more than 500 scholarships have been awarded or renewed for more than $1.5 million.

The fund was formed to give financial assistance to children of Huntington Ingalls employees who are pursuing a college, technical, or vocational degree and for their children enrolled in a preschool program.

For the fourth year in a row, Huntington Ingalls President and CEO Mike Petters declined all but one dollar of his annual salary to fund the program that has helped provide educational opportunities to 362 children of employees across the Huntington Ingalls family.