WOODLAND HILLS, Calif. – June 24, 2014 – Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE:NOC) Woodland Hills facility has announced the two winners of its seventh annual Engineering Scholars program, which will provide $20,000 in college scholarships to high school seniors in the greater San Fernando Valley area interested in studying engineering, computer science, physics or math.
Robert Filkin from Reseda High School and Esmeralda Luna from San Fernando High School each received the merit-based scholarship of $10,000 — payable in $2,500 installments over four years — during an awards reception hosted by Northrop Grumman's Woodland Hills facility May 29.
"Northrop Grumman commends these outstanding students and looks forward to their contributions in engineering-related careers," said Steve Toner, vice president and Woodland Hills campus lead executive, Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems. "These scholarships represent just one of several ways that we are promoting engineering interest among local students."
The Northrop Grumman Engineering Scholars 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 school of engineering as a full-time student in an approved engineering program. The funds can be used for tuition, books, room and board, and lab fees.
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 a public or accredited private high school in Los Angeles or Ventura counties. Applicants also had to have a minimum composite SAT score of 1,700 or ACT score of 27 and a minimum GPA of 3.5. Recipients of any other Northrop Grumman-sponsored scholarship were not eligible. The committee also took 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. The Electronic Systems sector supports multiple High School Involvement Partnership programs to excite student interest in science, technology, engineering and math.
Further information about the Northrop Grumman Engineering Scholars program is available at: http://www.northropgrumman.com/CorporateResponsibility/Community/Pages/engineeringScholars.aspx .
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