LINTHICUM, Md. – May 31, 2017 – Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) has announced the 24 winners of its 15th annual Engineering Scholars program, which will provide $192,000 in college scholarships to high school seniors across Maryland interested in studying engineering, computer science, physics or mathematics.

These awards are part of a larger scholarship program for which the company is awarding $400,000 to 50 students living near Northrop Grumman campuses in 10 states around the country - Alabama, California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Maryland, New York, Ohio, Utah and Virginia.

“Northrop Grumman is honored to help these highly talented young men and women reach their educational goals,” said Kathy Warden, corporate vice president and president of the company’s Linthicum-based Mission Systems sector. “Developing a pipeline of such outstanding students is important to the future of our country’s technology and innovation capability. We look forward to seeing them embark on their future careers.” 

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 needed a minimum composite SAT score of 1150 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 will each be receiving merit-based scholarships of $8,000 – payable in four yearly $2,000 installments – during an awards reception and dinner hosted by Northrop Grumman at the Marriott Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel, June 15.

  • Allegany County, Cooper Wade Willets, Allegany High School
  • Anne Arundel County, Tyler Smith, Severna Park High School
  • Baltimore City, Stephen Francis Grabowski, Baltimore Polytechnic Institute 
  • Baltimore County, Benjamin Glaser, Western School of Technology
  • Calvert County, Alison M. Davis, Huntingtown High School
  • Caroline County, Drew Brewster, North Caroline High School
  • Carroll County, Lauren Bahnsen, South Carroll High School
  • Cecil County, Anne Porter, North East High School
  • Charles County, Connor Staudmyer, North Point High School
  • Dorchester County, Beth Thomas, North Dorchester High School
  • Frederick County, Nomongo Dorjsuren, Governor Thomas Johnson High School
  • Garrett County, Grace Ingram, Southern Garrett High School 
  • Harford County, John M. Donna III, Aberdeen High School
  • Howard County, Allison Orlosky, Atholton High School
  • Kent County, Zoe Panas, Kent County High School
  • Montgomery County, Divya Gandla, Poolesville High School
  • Prince George’s County, Jazmyne Mitchell, Eleanor Roosevelt High School
  • Queen Anne’s County, Bryn Stricker, Kent Island High School 
  • Somerset County, Shelby Kucharski, Crisfield High School 
  • St. Mary’s County, Ian Madden, Great Mills High School
  • Talbot County, Claire Anovick, Easton High School
  • Washington County, Mark W. Shepheard, North Hagerstown High School 
  • Wicomico County, Conner Houtman, Parkside High School
  • Worcester County, Alison Snead, 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 Mission Systems sector supports multiple High School Involvement Partnership programs to excite student interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. 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:

Northrop Grumman and the Northrop Grumman Foundation are committed to expanding and enhancing the pipeline of diverse, talented STEM students globally. In addition to the Engineering Scholars program, they provide funding to sustainable STEM programs that span from preschool to high school and through collegiate levels, with a major emphasis on middle school students and teachers. In 2016, Northrop Grumman and the Northrop Grumman Foundation continued outreach efforts by contributing $19.2 million to diverse STEM-related groups such as the Air Force Association (CyberPatriot), the REC Foundation (VEX Robotics), National Science Teachers Association, and the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering.

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Northrop Grumman Names 24 Maryland Winners in 15th Annual Engineering Scholars Competition