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Northrop Grumman Awards $240,000 in STEM Scholarships to Graduates of High School Involvement Partnership
Aug 29, 2013 (12:08 PM EDT)
LINTHICUM, Md., Aug. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Twelve recent high school graduates from the Baltimore and Annapolis areas are headed off to college this fall with a combined total of $240,000 in engineering scholarships, thanks to their participation in the High School Involvement Partnership (HIP), a mentoring, internship and scholarship program sponsored by Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) focused on encouraging student interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics-related (STEM) career fields.
"As we continue to develop high-tech products at Northrop Grumman, we are constantly reminded of the need for innovative and talented minds in the areas of STEM," said Gloria A. Flach, corporate vice president and president, Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems "We are honored to provide these HIP scholarships to such a gifted and talented group of area students who represent the future of our country's technology and innovation capability."
The following local high school graduates will each be receiving a $20,000 STEM-related scholarship from Northrop Grumman payable in $5,000 increments over four years as a result of their successful completion of the two-year HIP program at the company:
Anne Arundel County
Now in its 15th year, the HIP program seeks out high school students from Baltimore City and Anne Arundel and Carroll counties who demonstrate the academic excellence and leadership ability necessary to successfully complete college studies in engineering, physics, computer science or math. Participants typically spend their junior and senior years in high school in the program, which involves working one day each month with several Northrop Grumman employee mentors on technology-related projects. HIP participants are also eligible for summer internships at the company.
Students who successfully complete the HIP program are eligible for $20,000 scholarships spread over four years. Scholarship requirements include full-time enrollment in an accredited academic program in engineering, physics, computer science or mathematics and maintenance of a 3.0+ grade-point average.
A total of 295 students from across the nation, including 143 in Maryland, have graduated from the HIP program and gone on to college.
Northrop Grumman is a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products and solutions in unmanned systems, cyber, C4ISR, and logistics and modernization to government and commercial customers worldwide. Please visit www.northropgrumman.com for more information.
SOURCE Northrop Grumman Corporation