SALT LAKE CITY, July 7, 2011 -- Last week Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) announced the winners of its third annual Northrop Grumman Engineering Scholars program in the greater Salt Lake City community, awarding two $10,000 college scholarships—payable in $2,500 annual installments over four years—to promising high school seniors interested in pursuing a career in engineering.

Shelby Edwards from Itineris Early College High School and Macy Rasley from Weber High School both received the merit-based scholarship for their outstanding academic achievements and community involvement. They were honored at an awards reception hosted by Northrop Grumman's Navigation Systems Division on June 30.

This fall, Edwards will study mechanical engineering with an emphasis on aerospace at Utah State University. Rasley will study aerospace engineering at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

"These students have demonstrated commendable academic achievements and dedication to their communities," said Liz Iversen, sector vice president and general manager of Northrop Grumman's Navigation Systems Division. "Northrop Grumman is proud to support math and science education and we look forward to the contributions these young students can make as engineers in the future."

The Engineering Scholars program is open to promising high school seniors who plan to attend an accredited university or college as a full-time student in an approved engineering curriculum. Funds can be used for tuition, books, meals and lodging.

A committee of Northrop Grumman employees selected the Engineering Scholars winners. To be eligible, each scholarship applicant had to be a graduating senior this spring from an accredited high school in Davis, Salt Lake, Weber or Utah counties. Applicants also had to meet minimum SAT/ACT and grade point average requirements. Additionally, the committee considers work experience, community involvement and extracurricular activities.

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.

More information about the Northrop Grumman Engineering Scholars program is available at .

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