LINTHICUM, Md., May 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) has announced the 24 winners of its 13th 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.
"Again this year, Northrop Grumman is honored to sponsor this scholarship competition, which supports the pursuit of an engineering education by some of Maryland's best and brightest students," said Gloria A. Flach, corporate vice president and president of the company's Linthicum-based Electronic Systems sector. "The qualifications of these young men and women are tremendous, and they have great potential to become tomorrow's innovators."
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 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 four yearly $2,500 installments – during an awards reception and dinner hosted by Northrop Grumman at the Marriott Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel, June 18.
- Allegany County, Grant Hoover, Allegany High School
- Anne Arundel County, Catherine Storch, Severna Park High School
- Baltimore City, Zachary Byrd, Baltimore Polytechnic Institute
- Baltimore County, Evan Glaser, Carver Center for Arts and Technology
- Calvert County, Jennifer Dolinar, Northern High School
- Caroline County, Joshua Becker, North Caroline High School
- Carroll County, Jeremy Price, Westminster High School
- Cecil County, Robert James, Perryville High School
- Charles County, Christain Barnes, North Point High School
- Dorchester County, Jacob Tieder, Cambridge-South Dorchester High School
- Frederick County, Jackson Foster, Walkersville High School
- Garrett County, Emma Shaffer, Southern Garrett High School
- Harford County, Jonathan Baldauf, Aberdeen High School
- Howard County, Ashi Agrawal, Centennial High School
- Kent County, Justin Yerkie, Kent County High School
- Montgomery County, Brooke Nesselt, Poolesville High School
- Prince George's County, Darian Rice, Broadneck Senior High School
- Queen Anne's County, Mackenna Judge, Kent Island High School
- Somerset County, Blair Landon, Crisfield Academy and High School
- St. Mary's County, Sarah Carty, Great Mills High School
- Talbot County, William Spofford, Easton High School
- Washington County, Sarah Troxell, North Hagerstown High School
- Wicomico County, Jacob Erskine, James M. Bennett High School
- Worcester County, Allison Beck, Stephen Decatur 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 Electronic Systems sector supports multiple High School Involvement Partnership programs to excite student interest in science, technology, engineering and math. 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 is a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products and solutions in unmanned systems, cyber, C4ISR, and logistics and modernization to government and commercial customers worldwide. Please visit www.northropgrumman.com for more information.
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