BALTIMORE, May 25, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) today announced the 24 statewide winners of its fourth 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.

"Northrop Grumman is pleased to sponsor this unique engineering scholarship effort, which is intended to motivate some of the state's best and brightest students -- with a background and interest in math and science -- to pursue the engineering professions," said James F. Pitts, corporate vice president and president of the company's Baltimore-based Electronic Systems sector. "We were particularly impressed with the outstanding qualifications of all of the applicants from across Maryland, which made the final 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, 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 also had to meet minimum SAT and GPA requirements.

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 being hosted by Northrop Grumman at the Historical Electronics Museum in Linthicum, Md., on June 2:

  . Allegany County, John Pande, Allegany High School;
 . Anne Arundel County, Edward Nie, Severna Park High School;
 . Baltimore City, Nahathai Srivali, Baltimore Polytechnic Institute;
 . Baltimore County, Bradley Oppenheimer, Owings Mills High School;
 . Calvert County, Rebecca Jackson, Northern High School;
 . Caroline County, Jason Shortall, Wesleyan Christian School;
 . Carroll County, Jennifer Jupitz, Winters Mill High School;
 . Cecil County, Michael Martin, Bohemia Manor High School;
 . Charles County, Erica Hocking, La Plata High School;
 . Dorchester County, Adam Brooks, Cambridge-South Dorchester
   High School;
 . Frederick County, Adam Anderson, Linganore High School;
 . Garrett County, Brian Schlosnagle, Northern Garrett High School;
 . Harford County, Ranjit Korah, Fallston High School;
 . Howard County, Matthew Hoffman, Long Reach High School;
 . Kent County, Conner Sherin, Kent County High School;
 . Montgomery County, Thomas Senftle, The Heights School;
 . Prince George's County, Matthew Dantas-McCutcheon, DeMatha
   Catholic High School;
 . Queen Anne's County, Nicholas Baer, Queen Anne's County High School;
 . Somerset County, Timothy Raimundo, Crisfield High School;
 . St. Mary's County, Stephen Won, Great Mills High School;
 . Talbot County, Bria Smith, Easton High School;
 . Washington County, Hemagiri Arumugam, North Hagerstown High School;
 . Wicomico County, Charles Sun, James M. Bennett High School;
 . Worchester County, Richard Choquette, 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 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:

With more than 23,000 employees worldwide and approximately 9,000 employees in Maryland, Northrop Grumman's Electronic Systems sector 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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