SALT LAKE CITY, April 9, 2010 -- Applications are still being accepted through April 30, 2010 for the second annual Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) Engineering Scholars competition, which will provide a total of $20,000 in college scholarships across local counties 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 two qualified graduating high school seniors in communities neighboring the company's Navigation Systems Division facility in Salt Lake City. Candidates must plan to attend an accredited college or university as a full-time student in an approved engineering program and must reside in Davis, Salt Lake, Weber or Utah counties. 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 graduating senior in the spring of 2010 from a public or accredited private high school in the sponsoring location. 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 April 30.

Informational brochures describing the scholarship program have been sent to local high schools. 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