updated 4/8/2011 12:45:33 PM ET 2011-04-08T16:45:33

BETHPAGE, N.Y., HOLLYWOOD, Md. and MELBOURNE, Fla., April 8, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Battle Management and Engagement Systems Division of Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE:NOC) Aerospace Systems sector is taking applications for its 2011 NextGen Engineers Scholarship program. There will be five scholarships awarded.

The program is open to high school seniors living in several communities where the Battle Management and Engagement System division has campuses.

The program offers each winner $10,000 toward a four-year college education -- $2,500 per year over four years. In addition, winners are eligible for a paid summer internship at one of the division's campuses for the three summers of their four years of undergraduate studies. Including salaries, these scholarships could be worth as much as $30,000.

During those internships, each winner has the chance to work on active research and development projects as members of Northrop Grumman engineering teams. On the job, they are mentored by accomplished senior engineers while bringing their own, fresh approaches to projects.

"The NextGen Engineer program is one of many initiatives Northrop Grumman has in place to excite young people about their future and generate a higher level of interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Our continued success as a company and as a nation depends on our ability to develop, train and attract our next generation work force," said Pat McMahon, sector vice president and general manager of the Battle Management and Engagement Systems Division. "We are proud to have offered 25 inspiring students the opportunity to excel over the past five years. They are just remarkable and we look forward to what our next five recipients have to offer."

The NextGen Engineers Scholarship Program is open only to high school seniors who live in the following locales:

  • Nassau and Suffolk counties in New York (Long Island);
  • Brevard County, Fla.; and
  • St. Mary's, Charles and Calvert counties in Maryland.

Students in Maryland's St. Mary's, Charles and Calvert counties can apply for the NextGen Engineers Scholarship program and separate scholarships offered by the Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems sector's Engineering Scholars program, which is open to students across Maryland. However, they can only be selected as a winner of one scholarship. The two selection teams will make those determinations. Children of employees also can only receive one Northrop Grumman scholarship.

For details, students should visit their school's guidance counselors. Information has also been sent to the schools' math and science departments. In addition, information is available on the Northrop Grumman website: http://www.as.northropgrumman.com/li_scholar/index.html

Applications must be postmarked by April 29, 2011. Winners will be announced the week of June 6, 2011.

Northrop Grumman Corporation is a leading global security company whose 75,000 employees provide innovative systems, products and solutions in aerospace, electronics, information systems and technical services to government and commercial customers worldwide. Please go to www.northropgrumman.com for more information.

CONTACT: Dianne Baumert-Moyik
         (516) 346-2142
         dianne.baumert-moyik@ngc.com

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