BALTIMORE, May 21, 2010 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) today announced the 24 winners of its eighth 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.

"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 impressed with the outstanding qualifications of all of the applicants from throughout the state, which made 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 as a full-time student in an approved engineering curriculum. 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 meet minimum SAT/ACT and GPA requirements.  The committee also takes 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 $10,000 during an awards reception and dinner hosted by Northrop Grumman at the National Electronics Museum in Linthicum, Md., on June 18:

  • Allegany County, Daniel G. Johnson, Fort Hill High School
  • Anne Arundel County, Cathleen M. Needham, Seton Home Study School
  • Baltimore City, Carlie R. Badder, The Bryn Mawr School
  • Baltimore County, Keenan Sunderwirth, Catonsville High School
  • Calvert County, George H. Kinchen IV, Northern High School
  • Caroline County, Joshua M. Weesner, North Caroline High School
  • Carroll County, Kimberly M. Berlic, Francis Scott Key High School
  • Cecil County, Christine I. Minor, North East High School
  • Charles County, Sylvie A. DeLaHunt, North Point High School
  • Dorchester County, Travian L. Sampson, North Dorchester High School
  • Frederick County, Kelly A. Misner, Walkersville High School
  • Garrett County, Dylan D. Beitzel, Northern Garrett High School
  • Harford County, Alex M. Hutcheson, C. Milton Wright High School
  • Howard County, Ethan Y. Myers, Cedar Brook Academy
  • Kent County, Abigail H. Lorenz, Kent County High School
  • Montgomery County, Jacob B. Hurwitz, Montgomery Blair High School
  • Prince George's County, Luke E. Seppi, Eleanor Roosevelt High School
  • Queen Anne's County, Corrie A. Russell, Kent Island High School
  • Somerset County, Lawrence W. Cavins, Crisfield High School
  • St. Mary's County, Elizabeth M. Davis, Leonardtown High School
  • Talbot County, Mark S. Bradley, Easton High School
  • Washington County, Jason A. Camarano, South Hagerstown High School
  • Wicomico County, Michael C. Tilghman, Parkside High School
  • Worcester County, Kelly R. Mulholland, 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 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:

Northrop Grumman Corporation is a leading global security company whose 120,000 employees provide innovative systems, products, and solutions in aerospace, electronics, information systems, shipbuilding and technical services to government and commercial customers worldwide.

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