BALTIMORE, March 17, 2010 -- Applications are still being accepted through March 31 for the eighth annual Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) Engineering Scholars competition, which will provide a total of $240,000 in college scholarships across Maryland this year to promising high-school seniors interested in studying engineering.

Individual scholarships of $10,000 will be awarded by Northrop Grumman this spring to a qualified graduating high school senior in each of Maryland's 23 counties and Baltimore City. Candidates must plan to attend an accredited college or university as a full-time student in an approved engineering program. The funds may be used for tuition, books, lodging and meals.

A committee of Northrop Grumman employees will select the Engineering Scholars winners. Each applicant must be a resident of Maryland and a graduating senior in the spring of 2010 from a public or accredited private high school in the state. Applicants for the scholarship program must also meet minimum SAT/ACT and GPA requirements. Recipients of any other Northrop Grumman-sponsored scholarships are not eligible. The application deadline is March 31, 2010.

Informational brochures describing the scholarship program have been sent to all high schools within the state. However, to apply for the Northrop Grumman Engineering Scholars program, students must download and complete the application available on the Internet at:

Northrop Grumman Corporation is a leading global security company whose 120,000 employees provide innovative systems, products, and solutions in aerospace, electronics, information systems, shipbuilding and technical services to government and commercial customers worldwide.

  CONTACT:  Jack Martin, Jr.
          Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems
          (410) 765-4441