WOODLAND HILLS, Calif., June 21, 2010 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) today announced the winners of its third annual Northrop Grumman Engineering Scholars program in the greater Woodland Hills community, which awards two $10,000 college scholarships to local high-school students interested in pursuing a career in engineering.
Sophia Acevedo from Granada Hills Charter High School and Jakob Lindsey from Rio Mesa High School both received the merit-based scholarship for their exceptional academic achievements and community involvement. The pair was honored at an awards reception in June hosted by Northrop Grumman's Navigation Systems Division in Woodland Hills.
This fall, Acevedo will attend Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pa., where she will participate in the school's 3-2 Engineering program, a dual-degree program which culminates at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, N.Y. Lindsey will study mechanical engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla, Mo.
"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 graduating senior this spring from an accredited high school in Los Angeles or Ventura County. 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/ .
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