SALT LAKE CITY, July 12, 2010 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) today announced the winners of its second annual Northrop Grumman Engineering Scholars program in the greater Salt Lake City community, which awards two $10,000 college scholarships to local high-school students planning to pursue a career in engineering.
Melanie Easter from Alta High School and Kristie Stoneman from Spanish Fork High School both received the merit-based scholarship for their exceptional academic achievements and community involvement. The pair was honored during an awards luncheon in July at Northrop Grumman's local Navigation Systems Division facility.
This fall, Easter will study mechanical engineering at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, while Stoneman will study chemical engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Mass.
"At Northrop Grumman, we believe it is important to reach out into our local communities to support education, especially in the areas of math and science," said Liz Iversen, sector vice president and general manager of Northrop Grumman's Navigation Systems Division. "We count on gifted engineers for our continued success, and are thrilled to support these exceptional students in pursuing their engineering degrees."
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. The funds can be used for tuition, books, lodging and meals.
A committee of Northrop Grumman employees selected the Engineering Scholars winners. To be eligible, each scholarship applicant had to be a resident of Davis, Salt Lake, Weber or Utah counties and a graduating senior this spring from an accredited high school in the sponsoring area. Applicants also had to meet minimum SAT/ACT and GPA requirements. The committee also takes into consideration 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.
Further information about the Northrop Grumman Engineering Scholars program is available via the Internet at: http://www.es.northropgrumman.com/engscholars/
Northrop Grumman Corporation is a leading global security company whose 120,000 employees provide innovative systems, products, and solutions in aerospace, electronics, information systems, shipbuilding and technical services to government and commercial customers worldwide. Please visit www.northropgrumman.com for more information.
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