ROLLING MEADOWS, Ill., July 6, 2010 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) today announced the recipients of the sixth-annual Northrop Grumman Engineering Scholars program in the greater Rolling Meadows community, which awards two $10,000 college scholarships to local high school students who intend to study engineering.
"The United States continues to face a growing shortage of engineering talent that is critical to the design and development of technologically advanced systems for the future," said Jeff Palombo, sector vice president and general manager of Northrop Grumman's Land and Self Protection Systems Division. "Through this scholarship effort, we are supporting two of the brightest and most deserving students in our community that have an interest in math and science to encourage their pursuit toward an engineering degree."
The Engineering Scholars program is intended to motivate promising high school seniors interested in math and science to consider the field of engineering. To be eligible, scholarship applicants had to be residents of Rolling Meadows, Palatine or Arlington Heights and be seniors graduating in the spring of 2010 from a public or accredited private high school in the area. Candidates must plan to attend an accredited college or university as a full-time student in an approved engineering program. Applicants must also meet minimum SAT and GPA requirements.
Further information about the Northrop Grumman Engineering Scholars program is available online at: http://www.es.northropgrumman.com/engscholars/ .
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.
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. For more information visit www.northropgrumman.com
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