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SOURCE Northrop Grumman Corporation
SALT LAKE CITY, July 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE: NOC) Salt Lake City facility has announced the two winners of its sixth annual Engineering Scholars program, which will provide $20,000 in college scholarships this fall to high school seniors in the Greater Salt Lake City area interested in studying engineering, computer science, physics or math.
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Sara Harper from Viewmont High School and Breannan Pack from Clearfield 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 Salt Lake City facility June 19.
"These bright, talented students represent the future of engineering in our country," said Jim Lupica, director of manufacturing and lead campus executive for Salt Lake City, Northrop Grumman. "I am proud that we can help these students to achieve their educational and career goals."
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 Davis, Salt Lake, Weber or Utah 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.
More information about the Northrop Grumman Engineering Scholars program is available at: http://www.northropgrumman.com/CorporateResponsibility/Community/Pages/engineeringScholars.aspx.
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