BUFFALO, N.Y., July 5, 2011 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE:NOC) Amherst Systems business unit has announced the winners of its fourth annual Northrop Grumman Engineering Scholars program, which awards two $10,000 college scholarships â payable in $2,500 installments over four years â to local area high school students interested in pursuing a career in engineering.
"Northrop Grumman is committed to providing support for math and science education in our local communities," said Joe Downie, interim president of Northrop Grumman's Amherst Systems business unit. "Through this scholarship program, we are helping promising young adults interested in engineering careers achieve their goals."
To be eligible for the Engineering Scholars program, applicants had to be residents of Erie or Niagara counties, graduating seniors in the spring of 2011 from a public or accredited private high school, and attain established SAT and grade point average requirements. Candidates must be planning to attend an accredited college or university as a full-time student in an approved engineering program. The funds may be used for tuition, books, lodging and meals.
Further information about the Northrop Grumman Engineering Scholars program is available online at: http://www.es.northropgrumman.com/engscholars/ .
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 company's Amherst Systems unit, located in Buffalo, N.Y., is involved in the design, development, manufacture and support of electronic warfare simulation, test and training systems.
Northrop Grumman is a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products and solutions in aerospace, electronics, information systems, and technical services to government and commercial customers worldwide. Please visit www.northropgrumman.com for more information.
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