BALTIMORE, May 4, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) today announced the 24 statewide winners of its third 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.

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.

"Northrop Grumman is pleased to sponsor this innovative scholarship effort for the third consecutive year," said Robert P. Iorizzo, president of the company's Electronic Systems sector. "Our intent is to continue to help encourage some of the state's brightest and best students, with an interest in math and science, to pursue engineering careers."

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 must also have achieved a minimum composite SAT score of 1,100 and a minimum grade point average of 3.5 (grades 9-12).

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 May 20:

  --  Allegany County, Michael James Siemann, Bishop Walsh School;
 --  Anne Arundel County, Bryan Travis Bosworth, Northeast High
 --  Baltimore City, Thomas Matthew Comberiate, Mount Saint Joseph
     High School;
 --  Baltimore County, Emily Rose Gorbaty, Beth Tfiloh, Dahan 
     Community High School;
 --  Calvert County, Breanna Ashleigh Miller, Patuxent High School;
 --  Caroline County, Andrew William Breeding, North Caroline High
 --  Carroll County, Rebecca Kathleen Pagels, North Carroll High
 --  Cecil County, Sarah Rachel Bunk, Rising Sun High School;
 --  Charles County, Christa Helene Robertson, LaPlata High School;
 --  Dorchester County, Brandon Christopher Hall, Cambridge-South
     Dorchester High School;
 --  Frederick County, Alan Ho-Yin Gee, Frederick High School;
 --  Garrett County, John Nicholas Maxim, Northern Garrett High
 --  Harford County, Ryan Thomas Davies, Fallston High School;
 --  Howard County, James Roy Oleinik, Centennial High School;
 --  Kent County, Ruben Hortensius, Kent County High School;
 --  Montgomery County, Amelia Elena Sagoff, Montgomery Blair High
 --  Prince George's County, Judith Annmarie Young, Bishop McNamara
     High School;
 --  Queen Anne's County, Matthew James Drews, Queen Anne's County
     High School;
 --  St. Mary's County, Nicholas John Diaduk, Great Mills High School;
 --  Somerset County, Shaza Hassan Abnouf, Washington High School;
 --  Talbot County, Margaret Larkin McCormick, Saints Peter and Paul
     High School;
 --  Washington County, Peter Judson LaRue, Smithsburg High School;
 --  Wicomico County, Andrew Blynn Bratten, James M. Bennett High
 --  Worchester County, Alison Marie Moore, Snow Hill 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 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's Electronic Systems sector, headquartered in Baltimore, 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.

  CONTACT:  Jack Martin Jr.
          Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems 
          (410) 765-4441