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Northrop Grumman Names 24 Maryland Winners in 14th Annual Engineering Scholars Competition

LINTHICUM, Md., June 15, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has announced the 24 winners of its 14th annual Engineering Scholars program, which will provide $240,000 in college scholarships to high school seniors across Maryland interested in studying engineering, computer science, physics or math.

"Northrop Grumman is pleased to sponsor this scholarship competition, which supports the pursuit of an engineering education by some of the state's best-qualified math and science students," said Kathy Warden, corporate vice president and president of the company's Linthicum-based Mission Systems sector. "These talented young men and women can be among the future technology and innovation leaders of our country."

The Northrop Grumman Engineering Scholars 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, room and board, and lab fees.

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 needed 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 will each be receiving merit-based scholarships of $10,000 – payable in four yearly $2,500 installments – during an awards reception and dinner hosted by Northrop Grumman at the Marriott Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel, June 15.

  • Allegany County, Hayden Lindsey, Mountain Ridge High School
  • Anne Arundel County, Sandra Sandeep, North County High School
  • Baltimore City, Benjamin Grove, Baltimore Polytechnic Institute
  • Baltimore County, Kayla Moore, Western School of Technology
  • Calvert County, John Hoerauf, Saint Mary's Ryken High School
  • Caroline County, Helen Wiley, North Caroline High School
  • Carroll County, Michael Williams, Liberty High School
  • Cecil County, Abraham Lee, North East High School
  • Charles County, Abigail Payne, North Point High School
  • Dorchester County, Patrick Geleta, Cambridge-South Dorchester High School
  • Frederick County, Matthew Beveridge, Oakdale High School
  • Garrett County, Alexandra Miller, Northern Garrett High School
  • Harford County, Edward Salvatierra, Fallston High School
  • Howard County, Nathan Palmer, Hammond High School
  • Kent County, Zachary Kirby, Kent County High School
  • Montgomery County, Suriya Kandaswamy, Poolesville High School
  • Prince George's County, Andrew Latchman, Charles Herbert Flowers High School
  • Queen Anne's County, Ryan Domogauer, Kent Island High School
  • Somerset County, Chandler Heller, Washington High School
  • St. Mary's County, Mary Wise, Saint Mary's Ryken High School
  • Talbot County, Christopher Hogan II, Easton High School
  • Washington County, Emily Gross, North Hagerstown High School
  • Wicomico County, Arthur Carlton-Jones, James M. Bennett High School
  • Worcester County, Ethan Taylor, Pocomoke High School

One of the state's largest private employers, Northrop Grumman is a significant financial and in-kind contributor to educational outreach programs aimed at encouraging young people to consider engineering and science-related career fields. The Mission Systems sector supports multiple High School Involvement Partnership programs to excite student interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Northrop Grumman is also a major corporate sponsor of the Maryland Teacher of the Year competition.

Further information about the Northrop Grumman Engineering Scholars program is available at: http://www.northropgrumman.com/CorporateResponsibility/Community/Pages/EngineeringScholars.aspx.

Northrop Grumman and the Northrop Grumman Foundation are committed to expanding and enhancing the pipeline of diverse, talented STEM students globally. They provide funding to sustainable STEM programs that span from preschool to high school and through collegiate levels, with a major emphasis on middle school students and teachers. In 2015, Northrop Grumman and the Northrop Grumman Foundation continued education outreach efforts by contributing more than $17 million to diverse STEM-related groups such as the Air Force Association (CyberPatriot), Conservation International (ECO Classroom), the REC Foundation (VEX Robotics), National Science Teachers Association and the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering. For more information, please visit www.northropgrumman.com/foundation.

Northrop Grumman is a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products and solutions in autonomous systems, cyber, C4ISR, strike, and logistics and modernization to government and commercial customers worldwide. Please visit www.northropgrumman.com for more information.

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

Source:Northrop Grumman Corp.