NORWALK, Conn., Feb. 22, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Applications are now being accepted for Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE:NOC) first-annual Engineering Scholars Program, which will award $20,000 in college scholarships to two Fairfield County high-school students interested in studying engineering.

"Northrop Grumman Norden Systems is pleased to sponsor this unique scholarship initiative aimed at encouraging some of the best and brightest students in Fairfield County to pursue the engineering profession," said Chineta K. Davis, Norden Systems-site vice president.

Individual $10,000 scholarships will be awarded to two qualified Fairfield County students. 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.

Applicants must be residents of Fairfield County and a graduating senior in the spring of 2005 from a public or accredited private high school in the state with a minimum composite SAT score of 1100 and a minimum GPA of 3.5 (grades 9-12). The application deadline is March 31, 2005.

Application packages have been sent to all high-school principals in Fairfield County and are also available online at:

For additional information, please contact Fran Di Meglio, manager of communication, Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems sector (Norden Systems) at (203) 852-4823 or at

Norden Systems is a business unit of Northrop Grumman's Electronic Systems Sector located in Baltimore, Maryland; 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, government systems and logistics services.

  CONTACT:  Fran Di Meglio
          Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems  
          (203) 852-4823