WOODLAND HILLS, Calif., June 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) today announced two winners of its sixth annual Engineering Scholars program, which will provide a total of $20,000 in college scholarships this fall to high school seniors in the greater San Fernando Valley area interested in studying engineering, computer science, physics or math.
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"A strong foundation in science and math can help spark innovation, which is a core tenet of Northrop Grumman's business," said Gorik Hossepian, vice president of Northrop Grumman's Navigation and Positioning Systems business unit. "We wholeheartedly congratulate these gifted students on their achievements and remain dedicated to fostering engineering interest among local students."
Joshua Lam from Westlake High School and Averell Wallach from North Hollywood High School each received the merit-based scholarship of $10,000 — payable in $2,500 installments over four years — during a recent awards reception and dinner hosted by Northrop Grumman's Woodland Hills facility at the Warner Center Marriott Woodland Hills Hotel.
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 graduating senior this spring from a public or accredited private high school in Los Angeles or Ventura counties. 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.
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 Electronic Systems sector supports multiple High School Involvement Partnership programs to excite student interest in science, technology, engineering and math.
Further information about the Northrop Grumman Engineering Scholars program is available at: http://www.northropgrumman.com/CorporateResponsibility/Community/Pages/EngScholars.aspx.
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