CINCINNATI, July 29, 2010 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) today announced the recipients of the third-annual Northrop Grumman Engineering Scholars program in the greater Cincinnati area, which awards two $10,000 college scholarships to local high school students who intend to study an engineering discipline.

Recent high school graduates Cory Ochs from St. Xavier High School and Ryan Matthews from LaSalle High School each received the merit-based scholarship for their excellent academic achievement and community involvement. This fall Ochs will attend Ohio State University, while Matthews will attend the University of Cincinnati.

"At Northrop Grumman, we continuously strive to develop student interest in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines, because frankly not enough young people are considering engineering-related career fields," said Martin Simoni, site director for Northrop Grumman's Xetron business unit. "Through these annual engineering scholarships, we are delighted to be able to assist two of the most deserving and well rounded individuals within our community in pursuit of their higher education goals."

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 Hamilton, Butler, Warren or Clermont County 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:

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

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