updated 5/23/2011 8:17:09 AM ET 2011-05-23T12:17:09

BALTIMORE, May 23, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) today announced the 24 winners of its ninth annual Engineering Scholars program, which will provide a total of $240,000 in college scholarships this fall to high school seniors across Maryland interested in studying engineering or STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) related fields.

"Again this year, Northrop Grumman is pleased to sponsor this unique engineering scholarship competition, which is intended to motivate some of Maryland's best and brightest students – with background and interest in math and science – to pursue engineering-related careers," said James F. Pitts, corporate vice president and president of the company's Baltimore-based Electronic Systems sector. "We continue to be duly impressed with the outstanding qualifications of all of the applicants from throughout the state, which always makes the selection process quite challenging for our scholarship review committee."

The scholarship program is aimed at supporting promising high school seniors who intend to pursue a career in an engineering-related field. Candidates must plan to attend an accredited college or university school of engineering as a full-time student in an approved engineering program. The funds can be used for tuition, books, lodging and meals.

A committee of Northrop Grumman employees selected the Engineering Scholars winners. To be eligible, each scholarship applicant had to be a resident of Maryland and a graduating senior this spring from a public or accredited private high school in the state. Applicants also had to have a minimum composite SAT score of 1,700 or ACT score of 27 and a minimum GPA of 3.5.  Recipients of any other Northrop Grumman-sponsored scholarship were not eligible. The committee also took into consideration work experience, community involvement and extracurricular activities.

Following are the names of the students from 23 Maryland counties and the city of Baltimore who each will be receiving merit-based scholarships of $10,000 -- payable in $2,500 installments over four years -- during an awards reception and dinner hosted by Northrop Grumman at the Baltimore Museum of Industry on June 9, 2011.

  • Allegany County, Luke Smith, Allegany High School
  • Anne Arundel County, Matthew Kubic, Severna Park High School
  • Baltimore City, Max Cushner, Baltimore Polytechnic Institute
  • Baltimore County, Shrey Gupta, Eastern Technical High School
  • Calvert County, Andrew Wells, Calvert High School
  • Caroline County, Chelsea Barrett, Colonel Richardson High School
  • Carroll County, Nathan Tennyson, South Carroll High School
  • Cecil County, Benjamin Dorsman, Elkton High School
  • Charles County, Kristina Milman, North Point School
  • Dorchester County, Joshua Condon, South Dorchester High School
  • Frederick County, Jacob Alvarez, Walkersville High School
  • Garrett County, Jacob Bramande, Garrett County High School
  • Harford County, Amanda Brocki, Patterson Mill High School
  • Howard County, Andrew Pontius, Glenelg High School
  • Kent County, Benjamin Owens, Kent County High School
  • Montgomery County, Benjamin Lewis, Thomas S. Wootton High School
  • Prince George's County, Ankush Gola, Eleanor Roosevelt High School
  • Queen Anne's County, Zachary Gent, Queen Anne's County High School
  • Somerset County, Robert Dean Swift Jr., Crisfield Academy High School
  • St. Mary's County, Ryan Martin, Great Mills High School
  • Talbot County, Timothy West, Easton High School
  • Washington County, Suzanne Reed, Smithsburg High School
  • Wicomico County, Sarah Shockley, Parkside High School
  • Worcester County, William Tyler III, Worcester Preparatory School

Northrop Grumman, one of the state's largest private employers, is a significant financial and in-kind contributor to educational outreach programs aimed at encouraging young people throughout Maryland to consider engineering and science-related career fields. The company's Electronic Systems sector sponsors the Discover "E" program in Maryland, a grassroots effort by volunteer engineers at the company to excite student interest in engineering, math and science. Northrop Grumman also sponsors WORTHY, a mentoring and scholarship program for high school students in Baltimore, and the company is also a major sponsor of the Maryland Teacher of the Year competition.

Further information about the Northrop Grumman Engineering Scholars program is available via the Internet at: http://www.es.northropgrumman.com/engscholars/

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

CONTACT:  Tom Delaney
          (410) 993-6454
          thomas.delaney@ngc.com

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