BALTIMORE – June 3, 2013 – Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) today announced the 24 winners of its 11th 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.

"Northrop Grumman is honored to sponsor this scholarship competition that supports the pursuit of an engineering education by some of the state's best-qualified math and science students," said Gloria A. Flach, corporate vice president and president of the company's Baltimore-based Electronic Systems sector. "These talented students represent the future of our country's technology and innovation capability."

The Northrop Grumman Engineering Scholars 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, room and board, and lab fees.

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 Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel on June 24.

  • Allegany County, Ryan Scott Pfeiffer, Allegany High School
  • Anne Arundel County, Thomas J. Stefany, South River High School
  • Baltimore City, Joshua David Spokes, Baltimore Polytechnic Institute
  • Baltimore County, Nathaniel Harrison Lebedda, Perry Hall High School
  • Calvert County, Sarah Marie Bryner, Calvert High School
  • Caroline County, Maxwell Andrews Grable, North Caroline High School
  • Carroll County, Andrew Richard Titus, Westminster High School
  • Cecil County, Kyle M. Urban, North East High School
  • Charles County, Daniel K. Steele, North Point High School
  • Dorchester County, Laura Elaine Bennett, Cambridge-South Dorchester High School
  • Frederick County, James John Ledwell, Middletown High School
  • Garrett County, Elizabeth A. Green, Northern Garrett High School
  • Harford County, John Augustine O'Neill, Fallston High School
  • Howard County, Advait K. Chauhan, Hammond High School
  • Kent County, Ashley Jean Strong, Kent County High School
  • Montgomery County, Alexander Robert Pomerenk, Walt Whitman High School
  • Prince George's County, Sonia Zhang, Eleanor Roosevelt High School
  • Queen Anne's County, Chase Mason Bailey, Kent Island High School
  • Somerset County, Thomas Bradley Mason, Crisfield Academy & High School
  • St. Mary's County, Emma Astrid Holmes, Great Mills High School
  • Talbot County, Scott A. Bell, Easton High School
  • Washington County, Tristan Andre Prejean, Heritage Academy
  • Wicomico County, Sara E. Benson, James M. Bennett High School
  • Worcester County, Robert Kelly Stancil, III, Pocomoke High School

One of the state's largest private employers, Northrop Grumman is a significant financial and in-kind contributor to educational outreach programs aimed at encouraging young people to consider engineering and science-related career fields. The Electronic Systems sector supports multiple High School Involvement Partnership programs to excite student interest in science, technology, engineering and math. Northrop Grumman is also a major corporate sponsor of the Maryland Teacher of the Year competition.

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

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