Peraton Awards George Mason Honors Students with National Security Scholarship

  • The company currently employs nearly 600 George Mason graduates
  • Peraton and George Mason share a kindred spirit for innovation, continual education, and excellence
  • “The company’s university investments are reaching maturity right as national security is reaching a new precipice of challenges”
Apr 30, 2024

This past Friday, 11 students from the George Mason University Honors College received the Peraton Scholarship in National Security at the Spring Exhibition and Awards Ceremony.

“As the state of national security continues to change, we are evolving in lockstep to meet new challenges as they arise,” said Stu Shea, chairman, president, and CEO. “Peraton and I are proud to support Mason’s next generation of problem solvers, critical thinkers, and solution architects who will help protect the nation today and prepare it for tomorrow through this scholarship.”

With nearly 600 George Mason graduates currently employed at Peraton, the company has found a kindred spirit for innovation, continual education, and excellence through our partnership with the university. One example of this relationships is the Commonwealth Cyber Initiative (CCI) through George Mason. The apprenticeship provides students with training and hands-on applications to prepare them for a career in cybersecurity.

“George Mason has distinguished itself as one of the most diverse and inclusive incubators for the nation’s next generation of talent,” said Laila Salguero, our chief diversity, equity, and inclusion officer. “Through our partnership with Mason and other higher education institutions, Peraton combines the wisdom of academia with real world applications to help solve customers’ most critical challenges.”


Peraton is a national security company that drives missions of consequence spanning the globe and extending to the farthest reaches of the galaxy. As the world’s leading mission capability integrator and transformative enterprise IT provider, we deliver trusted, highly differentiated solutions and technologies that protect our nation and allies from threats across the digital and physical domains. Peraton supports every branch of the US Armed Forces, and we serve as a valued partner to essential government agencies who sustain our way of life. Every day, our employees do the can’t be done by solving the most daunting challenges facing our customers. Visit to learn how we’re safeguarding your peace of mind.

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