BALTIMORE, March 14, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Through March 31, Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) will continue to accept applications for its fifth annual Engineering Scholars program, and interested students from across the state of Maryland are urged to submit their applications.

The company's Baltimore-based Electronic Systems sector is again providing college scholarships, totaling $240,000 in this school year, to promising high school seniors throughout Maryland who are interested in studying engineering.

A $10,000 scholarship will be awarded this spring to one student in every Maryland county and Baltimore City. Informational brochures describing the scholarship program have been sent to all high schools within the state. However, to apply for the Engineering Scholars program, students must download and complete the application available on the Internet at: http://www.es.northropgrumman.com/engscholars/

Candidates must plan to attend an accredited college or university as a full-time student in an approved engineering program. The funds can be used for tuition, books, lodging and meals.

To be eligible, applicants must be a resident of Maryland and a graduating senior from a public or accredited private high school in the state. Applicants must also meet minimum SAT and GPA requirements.

One of Maryland's largest private employers, Northrop Grumman is a significant financial and in-kind contributor to educational outreach programs aimed at encouraging young people throughout Maryland to consider engineering and science-related career fields. Northrop Grumman is also a major sponsor of the Maryland Teacher of the Year competition.

With more than 22,000 employees worldwide and approximately 9,000 employees in Maryland, Northrop Grumman's Electronic Systems sector is a world leader in the design, development and manufacture of defense and commercial electronics and systems including airborne radar, navigation systems, electronic countermeasures, precision weapons, airspace management systems, communications systems, space sensors, marine and naval systems, and government systems.

Northrop Grumman Corporation is a $30 billion global defense and technology company whose 122,000 employees provide innovative systems, products, and solutions in information and services, electronics, aerospace and shipbuilding to government and commercial customers worldwide.

  CONTACT:  Jack Martin, Jr.
          Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems
          (410) 765-4441
          jm.martin@ngc.com