SOURCE: Parsons Corporation

Parsons Corporation

October 13, 2009 13:04 ET

Parsons to Serve as Corporate Sponsor of Emirates Foundation's Italian Scholarship Program

PASADENA, CA--(Marketwire - October 13, 2009) - Parsons, an international engineering, construction, and technical and management services firm, today announced that it will serve as a sponsor of the Italian Scholarship Program of the Emirates Foundation for Philanthropy. The program supports young Emiratis in pursuit of degrees in fields that are particularly relevant to the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Established in April 2005, the Emirates Foundation seeks to continually benefit the UAE through the development and support of more than 50 community-based initiatives including its Italian Scholarship Program. For the next two academic years, Parsons will sponsor four young Emiratis pursuing advanced degrees in general management; management, economics and industrial engineering; and environmental and land planning engineering at two leading Italian universities -- Luiss University and Politecnico di Milano.

"Parsons is pleased to be a member of the Foundation's family of corporate donors," said Jeffrey Squires, Parsons Senior Vice President and Managing Director. "Through our participation with the Foundation, we will support and encourage young Emiratis as they pursue careers in engineering and related fields. In this way, we hope to fulfill our role as an active member of the UAE community, helping to build the capacity needed to realize the Nation's vision for the future."

Since its inception, Parsons has given back to the communities where it operates around the world.

Parsons, celebrating 65 years of setting industry standards, is a leader in many diversified markets such as communications, education, energy, environmental, facilities, federal government, healthcare, infrastructure, life sciences, transportation, vehicle inspection, and water/wastewater. Parsons provides technical and management solutions to private industrial customers worldwide, as well as federal, regional, and local government agencies. For more about Parsons, please visit www.parsons.com.