Students From 23 Counties and the City of Baltimore Will Each Receive $10,000 Over Four Years
BALTIMORE, May 22, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) today announced the 24 winners of its 10th annual Engineering Scholars program, which will provide a total of $240,000 in college scholarships this fall to high school seniors across Maryland interested in studying engineering, computer science, physics or math.
"Again this year, Northrop Grumman is pleased to sponsor this unique engineering scholarship competition, which is intended to motivate some of Maryland's best and brightest students – with a background and interest in math and science – to pursue engineering-related careers," said James F. Pitts, corporate vice president and president of the company's Baltimore-based Electronic Systems sector. "We continue to be extremely impressed with the outstanding qualifications of all of the applicants from throughout the state, which always makes the selection process quite challenging for our scholarship review committee."
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 school of engineering as a full-time student in an approved engineering program. 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 Maryland and a graduating senior this spring from a public or accredited private high school in the state. 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.
Following are the names of the students from 23 Maryland counties and the city of Baltimore who each will be receiving merit-based scholarships of $10,000 - payable in $2,500 installments over four years - during an awards reception and dinner hosted by Northrop Grumman at the Hilton Baltimore BWI Marshall Airport on June 8, 2012.
Allegany County, Cullin Grady Brown, Fort Hill High School
Anne Arundel County, Austin Karch Murdock, Chesapeake High School
Baltimore City, Jazmin Jurkiewicz, Baltimore Polytechnic Institute
Baltimore County, Emily Kathryn Ruppel, Loch Raven High School
Calvert County, Stephen B.