You May Complete the Application Either on a Computer Or by Hand

You May Complete the Application Either on a Computer Or by Hand

Jack Hledik Memorial Scholarship Now Open

The Jacobs Naval Systems Group Jack Hledik Memorial Scholarships have been established to recognize and reward students in the top tier of their class. They are students who embody Naval Systems Group’s commitment to education. A $1000.00 scholarship will be awarded in the Ridgecrest, California area and a $1000.00 scholarship will be awarded in the Ventura County, California area.

We have named this scholarship after Jack Hledik to honor the work he did for the Navy and Naval Systems Group. Mr. Hledik was the lead systems engineer for the Sparrow and Sea Sparrow weapons systems during their development at China Lake, California. He was also a valuable team member for the early development of the Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile (ESSM). After retiring from Navy civil service, Mr. Hledik joined Jacobs Naval Systems Group to continue his systems engineering support of the ESSM system.

Qualification Requirements

Students applying for the scholarships must meet the following qualifications stated below. All information will be kept in strict confidence.

Students should:

  • Be pursuing a degree in a field of engineering, mathematics, physics or a science field that is related to an engineering discipline,
  • Have been named or enrolled as a full-time student at an accredited college or university for the school year following the application deadline,
  • Have achieved one or more of the following academic standards: a minimum academic weighted 3.25 GPA, or composite score of 25 (of 36) on the ACT, or a score of 1150 (of 1600) on the SAT,
  • Be a citizen of the United States of America,
  • Have submitted an application; an essay paper answering a chosen question from a pool of four; an activities resume that defines school and community activities, achievements, and leadership skills; a letter of reference; a school transcript, and the student’s SAT/ACT scores. These items should be submitted via email to no later than Thursday, May 1, 2014. Letters must be postmarked by May 1, 2014; 5:00 PM Pacific Time or to the Jacobs Technology Naval Systems Group, 1550 North Norma, Ridgecrest, CA 93555; attention Rich Christensen. Letters must be postmarked by May 1, 2014. If you are electronically submitting your application, all attachments must be in Microsoft Office or Adobe Acrobat PDF formats. The application can be downloaded here.

Students found to be qualified will be invited to interview with a committee of Jacobs Naval Systems Group employees. Awardees will be notified of the scholarship award by mail. The scholarship will be presented and paid to the student at the Jacobs NSG offices.

Naval Systems Group

Jack Hledik Memorial Scholarship Application 2014

You may complete the application either on a computer or by hand. If you have the Microsoft Word file, fill in the form on a computer; tab will move the cursor to the next field. If you are completing the application by hand, please print or type.

Full Legal Name:

First Name / Middle Name / Last Name
Gender / Date of Birth / Preferred Name/Nickname
Female Male


Mailing Address:

Street Address
City / State / Zip Code
Telephone (with Area Code) / Fax (with Area Code)
E-mail Address

Permanent Home Address:

Street Address
City / State / Zip Code
Telephone (with Area Code)
Secondary E-mail Address


Place of Birth:


Name of college or university you will be attending in the next school year:

List other secondary schools and/or colleges you have attended:


Have you taken the ACT or SAT?Yes; I took the ACT/SATScores:

ACT Composite / SAT Total / SAT Verbal / SAT Math
What is your cumulative grade point average? / High School / College


Current Area of Academic Interest: List possible majors in order of preference.

1. / 2. / 3.

Parent/Guardian Information:


Father/Guardian’s Full name
Address (if different from yours)
Occupation and Title
College/Graduate School and Degree(s) if applicable / Yr of Graduation
Mother /Guardian’s Full name
Address (if different from yours)
Occupation and Title
College/Graduate School and Degree(s) if applicable / Yr of Graduation


Please describe any academic distinctions, honors or prizes you have received.

Essay Question: on a separate sheet, please print or type a thoughtful statement of reasonable length in response to one of the following questions. Average essay length is one full page.

  1. If you could volunteer for any organization, anywhere, which would you choose and why?
  1. Select an original work of your choice from anywhere in the world and from any period in time. This could be a work of art, music, scientific discovery, mathematical theory, film or other creative piece. Discuss how it has affected your thinking.
  1. Identify a real or fictional person or character that is a personal hero or heroine. Describe the influence this person or character has had on you.
  1. What brings you joy? Why? How will this change 15 years from now?

Please provide an activities resume as a separate document attached to this application.

On a separate sheet, please note any additional information you would like to share with the Scholarship Committee. This may include explanation of circumstances related to academic performance; clarification of academic status, or anything else you feel is important and relevant to your scholarship application.

I hereby certify that the information set forth in this application is true to the best of my knowledge. All documents or other materials that relate to my scholarship application become the property of Jacobs Technology Naval Systems Group.



Jacobs Technology Naval Systems Group is committed to ensuring equal opportunity to all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, age, marital status, veteran’s status, or national or ethnic origin.

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Academic Recommendation

All candidates for the scholarship are required to submit one letter of recommendation from a teacher or guidance counselor. Additional letters from teachers, coaches, music instructors or pastors are welcome but are not required. Written recommendations on school letterhead are acceptable provided the questions on this form are addressed.

APPLICANT: Please complete the information below before giving this form to a teacher.


First NameMiddle NameLast NamePreferred Name/Nickname

AddressCityStateZip CodeTelephone

TEACHER: This section should be completed by a teacher who knows the candidate well and has taught the candidate an academic subject.

1. How long have you known this student?

2. In what capacity have you known this student?

3.In what course or courses have you taught this student?

4. What three or four words first come to your mind when describing this student?

5. Please describe this student’s ability to communicate effectively and get along well with others.

6. Please elaborate on the student’s qualities in the areas of leadership, creativity and self-motivation.

Please complete both pages of this form

7. Please discuss an occasion on which you have seen the student grow or in which you have gained insight into the student’s personal character.

8.From your experience and observation please discuss this student’s skill in gathering and organizing information, processing it coherently and presenting it effectively.

Recommender’s Name (please print or type)E-mail Address

Name of SchoolSchool Telephone Number

School Address

School Mailing Address (if different)