Students will each receive $10,000
LINTHICUM, Md.—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. The 24 winners include 3 from the tri-county area:
-- Jennifer Dolinar, Northern High School in Calvert County;
-- Christain Barnes, North Point High School in Charles County; and
-- Sarah Carty, Great Mills High School in St. Mary's County.
Each student 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.
"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.
Further information about the Northrop Grumman Engineering Scholars program is available at: http://www.northropgrumman.com/CorporateResponsibility/Community/Pages/EngineeringScholars.aspx