BALTIMORE, May 22, 2012 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) today announced the 24 winners of its 10th annual Engineering Scholars program, which will provide a total of $240,000 in college scholarships this fall to high school seniors across Maryland interested in studying engineering, computer science, physics or math.

"Again this year, Northrop Grumman is pleased to sponsor this unique engineering scholarship competition, which is intended to motivate some of Maryland's best and brightest students – with a background and interest in math and science – to pursue engineering-related careers," said James F. Pitts, corporate vice president and president of the company's Baltimore-based Electronic Systems sector. "We continue to be extremely impressed with the outstanding qualifications of all of the applicants from throughout the state, which always makes the selection process quite challenging for our scholarship review committee."

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 school of engineering as a full-time student in an approved engineering program. The funds can be used for tuition, books, lodging and meals.

A committee of Northrop Grumman employees selected the Engineering Scholars winners. To be eligible, each scholarship applicant 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 also had to have a minimum composite SAT score of 1,700 or ACT score of 27 and a minimum GPA of 3.5. Recipients of any other Northrop Grumman-sponsored scholarship were not eligible. The committee also took into consideration work experience, community involvement and extracurricular activities.

Following are the names of the students from 23 Maryland counties and the city of Baltimore who each will be receiving merit-based scholarships of $10,000 - payable in $2,500 installments over four years - during an awards reception and dinner hosted by Northrop Grumman at the Hilton Baltimore BWI Marshall Airport on June 8, 2012.

  • Allegany County, Cullin Grady Brown, Fort Hill High School
  • Anne Arundel County, Austin Karch Murdock, Chesapeake High School
  • Baltimore City, Jazmin Jurkiewicz, Baltimore Polytechnic Institute
  • Baltimore County, Emily Kathryn Ruppel, Loch Raven High School
  • Calvert County, Stephen B. Balinski, Patuxent High School
  • Caroline County, Jacob Darling, Colonel Richardson High School
  • Carroll County, Joshua Lafond, South Carroll High School
  • Cecil County, Hunter Emerson Hall, The Tome School
  • Charles County, Casey Rollins, LaPlata High School
  • Dorchester County, Tyler Alexander Saia, Cambridge South Dorchester High School
  • Frederick County, Christine Fossaceca, Urbana High School
  • Garrett County, Jocelyn Leigh Williams, Northern Garrett High School
  • Harford County, Shelby Rebecca Thies, Science and Math Academy at Aberdeen High School
  • Howard County, Lauren Jaime Berman, Atholton High School
  • Kent County, Kyle Steven Webb, Kent County High School
  • Montgomery County, Victor Alan Ying, Richard Montgomery High School
  • Prince George's County, Briana Monique Savage, Oxon Hill High School
  • Queen Anne's County, Caleb Franklin Hammer, Queen Anne's County High School
  • Somerset County, Adam Joseph Barnes, Crisfield Academy & High School
  • St. Mary's County, Katelyn Wong Chan, Great Mills High School
  • Talbot County, Joseph Michael Mentges, Easton High School
  • Washington County, Charles Tark, North Hagerstown High School
  • Wicomico County, Jake Francis Bresmond Jagusiak, James M. Bennett High School
  • Worcester County, Ashley Catherine Hrebik, Stephen Decatur 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 company's 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 also sponsors WORTHY, a high school involvement partnership, mentoring and scholarship program for high school students in Baltimore, and the company 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:

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