04/04/2008

Army Scholarship Foundation, Hamilton Sundstrand Establish Honorary Scholarship to Support Army Families



Hamilton Sundstrand, in conjunction with the Army Scholarship Foundation, has established a scholarship to assist family members of United States Army personnel in their pursuit of higher education. This scholarship, to be known as the Hamilton Sundstrand Honorary Scholarship, will be awarded annually to a deserving son or daughter of a U.S. Army soldier or Army veteran, or to a spouse of a serving, active duty enlisted soldier. Hamilton Sundstrand is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. [NYSE:UTX].

The Hamilton Sundstrand Honorary Scholarship was created as a result of Hamilton Sundstrand's donation and pledge of funding to the Army Scholarship Foundation. "U.S. Army soldiers are serving in harm's way across the globe helping to defend the rights and freedoms which all Americans enjoy," said Edward M. Francis, a United States Army veteran, and vice president and general manager of Hamilton Sundstrand Space, Land & Sea. "This scholarship is just one small way we at Hamilton Sundstrand can say 'thank you' for the many sacrifices these soldiers and their families make on our behalf every day."

The Army Scholarship Foundation was founded in 2001 by concerned Army veterans who desired to continue their service to the Nation and to support and assist families of Army soldiers. The foundation provides scholarships to deserving sons and daughters of U.S. Army soldiers and Army veterans, as well as to spouses of serving active duty enlisted soldiers. The foundation is sustained by the generous donations of its supporters. Tax deductible donations can be sent to the Army Scholarship Foundation, 6412 Brandon Avenue, Suite 201, Springfield, VA, 22150. Visit www.ArmyScholarshipFoundation.org (this web site) to establish a memorial scholarship, donate, or learn more about the Army Scholarship Foundation.

With 2007 revenues of $5.6 billion, Hamilton Sundstrand employs approximately 18,300 people worldwide and is headquartered in Windsor Locks, CT. Among the world's largest suppliers of technologically advanced aerospace and industrial products, the company designs, manufactures and services aerospace systems and provides integrated system solutions for commercial, regional, corporate and military aircraft. It also is a major supplier for international space programs.

United Technologies Corp., of Hartford, CT., provides a broad range of high-technology products and support services to the aerospace and building systems industries.