Peraton Partners With Mason to Fuel Next-Generation Workforce

  • More than 550 Mason graduates currently work for Peraton
  • The company’s strategic investments in university relations expands its talent pool
  • “As national security challenges continue to evolve, we need to use the full breadth and depth of our academic partnership to meet the call…”
May 3, 2023

Peraton will award 10 students—from the George Mason University Honors College—with the Peraton Chairman’s Scholarship in National Security this Friday, May 5, 2023, at the 15th Annual Research Exhibition and Awards Ceremony.

“As national security challenges continue to evolve, we need to tap into the full breadth and depth of our academic partnerships to meet the call,” said Stu Shea, Peraton’s chairman, president, and CEO. “Students from nontraditional backgrounds bring new perspectives, fresh ideas, and unique solutions to the workforce enabling our nation to remain competitive and proactively address increasingly more complex customer mission needs.”

“With this generous support, Peraton enables the Honors College at George Mason University to support the development of the next generation of leaders,” said Dr. Zofia Burr, Dean of the Mason Honors College. “These scholarships show Peraton’s commitment to helping us cultivate a diverse and inclusive community of future professionals who are ready to respond to tomorrow’s multidimensional national security challenges.”

The company has found a kindred spirit for innovation, continual education, and excellence through its partnership with Mason. Peraton’s strategic investments in university relationships has seen compounding return on investment; more than 550 Mason graduates are current employees.

“The D.C. metro region consistently ranks high for its diversity in tech talent, particularly in the categories of gender diversity and Black professionals in STEM,” said Laila Salguero, Peraton’s chief diversity, equity, and inclusion officer. “George Mason University has distinguished itself as one of the most diverse and inclusive incubators for next-generation talent in the nation. Through our partnership with Mason and other higher education institutions, we’re able to bring together the best and brightest talent to help solve the most daunting challenges for our customers around the world.”

The awards ceremony will take place on Mason’s campus from 12:45 to 2 p.m. at the Hub.


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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