La Plata Senior Receives Northrop Grumman Scholarship - Southern Maryland Headline News

La Plata Senior Receives Northrop Grumman Scholarship


Casey Rollins has been awarded a $10,000 engineering scholarship from Northrop Grumman.
Casey Rollins has been awarded a $10,000 engineering scholarship from Northrop Grumman.

LA PLATA, Md.—Casey Rollins, a senior at La Plata High School, was recently named the Charles County recipient of the $10,000 engineering scholarship from Northrop Grumman’s Engineering Scholars program.

She is one of 24 students in Maryland to receive the award. The funds are used for books, tuition, lodging and/or meals at the college of the recipient’s choice. Award winners are chosen by the Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems Scholarship Committee.

Rollins plans to attend the University of Virginia in the fall to study engineering.

Applicants for the award must be a Maryland and U.S. citizen, a graduating senior of a public or accredited private high school in Maryland, plan to attend a college or university as a full-time student in an approved engineering program, must have a minimum composite SAT score of 1700 and must have a minimum grade point average of 3.5.

Applicants must also submit a 500-word essay and three letters of recommendation. The scholarship program was established to support students with a background interest in math and science to study engineering. Recipients are also required to accept summer internship opportunities, if positions are available. For more information, visit Northrop Grumman’s website at http://www.es.northropgrumman.com/community/engscholars/ .

Source: Charles County Public Schools

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