ROLLING MEADOWS, Ill., Aug. 3, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) today announced the winners of its second-annual Northrop Grumman Engineering Scholars program, which awards two $10,000 college scholarships to local high school students interested in pursuing an engineering career.

Ann Elise DeBelina, a graduate of St. Viator High School in Arlington Heights, and Richard Lange, a graduate of Palatine High School in Palatine, each received merit-based scholarships for their outstanding academic and community activities during an awards reception hosted at Northrop Grumman's Rolling Meadows facility on July 31. DeBelina will be attending Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H., this fall to study chemical engineering, and Lange will pursue studies of aerospace engineering at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind.

"Northrop Grumman is dedicated to helping the area's most promising students pursue a higher education in engineering and related fields," said Carl Smith, vice president of Engineering and Manufacturing at Northrop Grumman's Defensive Systems Division. "Through this scholarship program, we are pleased to be able to help students who are interested in engineering careers to pursue their dreams."

To be eligible for the Engineering Scholars program, applicants had to be a resident of Rolling Meadows and a graduating senior in the spring of 2006 from a public or accredited private high school with minimum GPA of 3.5 (grades 9-12). Candidates must 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.

Northrop Grumman Corporation is a global defense company headquartered in Los Angeles, Calif. Northrop Grumman provides technologically advanced, innovative products, services and solutions in systems integration, defense electronics, information technology, advanced aircraft, shipbuilding and space technology. With approximately 120,000 employees and operations in all 50 states and 25 countries, Northrop Grumman serves U.S. and international military, government and commercial customers.

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          Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems
          (224) 625-4693
          ellen.hamilton@ngc.com