BALTIMORE, May 6, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) today announced the 23 statewide winners of its second annual Engineering Scholars program, which will provide a total of $230,000 in college scholarships this fall to high school seniors across Maryland interested in studying engineering.

The scholarship 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 as a full-time student in an approved engineering curriculum.

"This innovative scholarship is intended to help encourage some of the state's best and brightest students with an interest in science and math to pursue the engineering professions," said Robert P. Iorizzo, president of the company's Electronic Systems sector. "As was the case last year, we continue to be impressed with the high caliber of the applicants from across the state, which makes the final selection process that much more difficult for our scholarship review team."

A committee of Northrop Grumman employees selected the Engineering Scholars winners. To be eligible, scholarship applicants 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 must also have achieved a minimum composite SAT score of 1,100 and a minimum GPA of 3.5 (grades 9-12).

Following are the names of the students from 22 Maryland counties and the city of Baltimore who will be receiving individual merit-based scholarships of $10,000 during an awards reception and dinner being hosted by Northrop Grumman at the Historical Electronics Museum in Linthicum, Md., on May 20:

  -- Allegany County, Qilei Hang, Allegany High School;
 -- Anne Arundel County, Erica Marie Mallare, Severna Park
    High School;
 -- Baltimore City, Stephanie Claire Motsay, Institute of
    Notre Dame;
 -- Baltimore County, Li Yu, Catonsville High School;
 -- Calvert County, Warren Franklin Eastham, Calvert High School;
 -- Caroline County, Jennifer Ashley Markey, North Caroline
    Senior High School;
 -- Carroll County, Kevin Edmund Brilhart, Century High School;
 -- Cecil County, Eric Andrew Sweigard, Rising Sun High School;
 -- Charles County, John Reed McCormick, Maurice J. McDonough
    High School;
 -- Dorchester County, Steven Kelly Marshall, Cambridge South
    Dorchester High School;
 -- Frederick County, Michael Robert Couch, Frederick High School;
 -- Garrett County, Billy Walker Reams, Southern Garrett Senior
    High School;
 -- Harford County, Matthew Eric Van Sant, North Harford High
 -- Howard County, Brian Boran Zhou, Mt. Hebron High School;
 -- Kent County, Jonathan Raymond Siemen, Kent County High School;
 -- Montgomery County, Ilan Ellison Moyer, Winston Churchill
    High School;
 -- Prince George's County, Zhen Xia, Eleanor Roosevelt High School;
 -- Queen Anne's County, Nicholas Seth Barker, Queen Anne's
    County High School;
 -- St. Mary's County, Daniel Rhodes Hosmer, St. Mary's Ryken
    High School;
 -- Talbot County, Benjamin Michael Wager, St. Michael's
    High School;
 -- Washington County, Benjamin Michael Jordan, Williamsport
    High School;
 -- Wicomico County, Brittany Lee Grier, James M. Bennett
    High School;
 -- Worchester County, Katrina L. LaCurts, Pocomoke High School;

Northrop Grumman, one of the state's largest private employers, 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. The Electronic Systems sector sponsors the Discover"E" program in Maryland, a grassroots effort by volunteer engineers at the company to excite student interest in engineering, math and science. Northrop Grumman is also a major sponsor of the Maryland Teacher of the Year competition.

Further information about the Northrop Grumman Engineering Scholars program is available via the Internet at:

Northrop Grumman's Electronic Systems sector, headquartered in Baltimore, 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, government systems, and logistics services.

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          Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems
          (410) 765-4441