Student Sponsorship Program

Sparton Navigation and Exploration fosters relationships between students and business to ensure a bright future for the next generation. Our goal for the sponsorship program is to provide students with the ability to gain real-world experience and elaborate on creative and innovative design skills utilizing our best-in-class navigation sensors. The Sparton Navigation & Exploration (NavEx) sponsorship program is designed to give entrants the opportunity to utilize our products for various student projects such as senior design projects, industry-related competitions, test platforms and any other Sparton approved application.

Students will receive direct support from our team of dedicated engineers to help meet the needs of each individual. This experience will bridge the gap between student and business to provide a practical real world experience.


  • Undergraduate/Graduate level students at an accredited university (must be able to present proof and failure to provide proof may result in disqualification).

  • You must be currently enrolled in a 4 year college or university within the United States, Canada, or select foreign countries.

  • The following individuals are not eligible: employees, contractors, directors, and officers of the sponsor and their immediate family members.

  • Each team must have a faculty advisor approved by the College/University.

Submission Requirements:

  • Each team must submit an application form.

  • Each team must sign the sponsorship agreement form.

  • Each team member must sign the publicity agreement waiver agreement.

  • Each participant must adhere to the guidelines listed in both the sponsorship and publicity agreements and provide team feedback including, but not limited to data (schedule of use and report of results) and/or media (photos, video, testimonials).

          Examples of the feedback are in the links below:

          Sparton Partners with Robotics Association of Embry-Riddle

          CUAUV Team Wins AUVSI RoboSub Competition

  • Project Proposal (to be submitted with the application form): Your proposal should include one to three paragraphs describing your intended use of product (s). Please include detailed information about the application platform. Also state how you heard about Sparton and chose to utilize our product(s). State the product name and quantity that you are requesting.

Please submit project proposal as listed above and application form to Dan Alred at dalred@sparton.com with Sponsorship/Name in the subject line. Once approved, sponsorship agreement and publicity agreement will be issued.


Participants should have a justifiable reason for utilizing our products. We will sponsor various applications such as student senior design projects, UAV, UUV, UGV, ROV competitions, test platforms and any other application approved by Sparton representatives as long as the application does not incriminate or compromise the integrity of Sparton and its subsidiaries.

Conditions of Participation:

Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion, to modify the terms and conditions of the sponsorship, cancel, terminate, and/or suspend the sponsorship and to disqualify any Entrant that tampers with the entry process, violates these official rules, or acts in a disruptive manner. Without limiting the foregoing, sponsor may reject any Submission, if in Sponsor’s sole judgment, the Entrant has been disqualified, has questionable eligibility or is otherwise ineligible to enter or participate.

Elbit Systems of America

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