TransDigm Group Incorporated — a leading global producer, designer and supplier of highly engineered aerospace components, systems and subsystems that are used on nearly all commercial and military aircraft in service today — has created scholarships at Clemson University to address the financial need of promising undergraduates from backgrounds that are historically underrepresented on college campuses.
The Doug Peacock Scholarship will provide 150 awards over the next five years. These scholarships will support students in business at the Wilbur O. and Ann Powers College of Business and students in engineering at the College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences who participate in Peer and WISE.
“Clemson University is forever grateful to TransDigm for their investment in the future of our students within the Wilbur O. and Ann Powers College of Business and the College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences,” said Brian O’Rourke, vice president for Development and Alumni Relations. “These important need-based scholarships will shape the lives of the recipients, allowing them to achieve their educational goals and realize their greatest dreams. Because of TransDigm’s thoughtful generosity in establishing the Doug Peacock Scholars, underrepresented students will have the opportunity to have the full Clemson experience.”
Beginning in 2021, student awards will be distributed to recipients during the Spring Honors and Awards Week. First priority will be given to first-year students; however, the scholarships may then be renewed if the recipients maintain their grades and their academic standings.
“We are honored to contribute through the Doug Peacock Scholars to Clemson’s mission of encouraging and sustaining equity and diversity within their student population. Clemson and TransDigm are aligned in our commitment to developing and promoting a talented and diverse future workforce,” said Kevin Stein, TransDigm Group’s president and chief executive officer. “Assisting students who might not otherwise have the resources to continue developing their skillsets or pursue postsecondary educational opportunities is an important initiative for TransDigm and led to the creation of the Doug Peacock Scholarship program.”
Doug Peacock spent many years working in engineering and manufacturing industries before co-founding the TransDigm Group Incorporated with long-term business partner and friend, Nick Howley, in 1993. Peacock was chairman and chief executive officer of TransDigm from its formation until 2001 and chairman until 2003. In his later years, he served as director emeritus and strategic consultant to the company.
With these scholarships, TransDigm honors Peacock’s entrepreneurial spirit and business acumen, while providing financial assistance to help Doug Peacock Scholars pursue their education goals.
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