BUFFALO, N.Y., June 19, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE:NOC) Amherst Systems business unit today announced the winners of its first annual Northrop Grumman Engineering Scholars program, which awards two $10,000 college scholarships to local area high school students interested in pursuing a career in engineering.
Laura Ann Yoviene, a graduate of Hamburg High School, and John Inzina, a graduate of Clarence High School, received merit-based scholarships for their exceptional academic achievements and community involvement during an awards reception held on June 12. This fall, Yoviene will be attending the University of Notre Dame, while Inzina has been accepted at both the State University of New York at Buffalo and Bucknell University.
"Northrop Grumman is committed to assisting students in its surrounding communities pursue engineering-related degrees," said John Stanfill, president of Northrop Grumman Corporation'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 2008 from a public or accredited private high school, and attain established SAT and GPA 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.
Northrop Grumman Amherst Systems, headquartered in Buffalo, N.Y., is involved in the design, development and manufacture and support of electronic warfare simulation, test and training systems.
Northrop Grumman Corporation is a global defense and technology company whose 120,000 employees provide innovative systems, products and solutions in information and services, electronics, aerospace and shipbuilding to government and commercial customers worldwide.
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