June 25, 2013
/PRNewswire/ -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) today announced two winners of its annual Engineering Scholars program for graduating San Gabriel Valley-area high school seniors planning to pursue a career in engineering, computer science, physics or math. Each student will receive
over four years.
"Northrop Grumman is honored to sponsor this scholarship competition that enables the local community's best-qualified math and science students to pursue an engineering education," said
Stephen J. Toner
, vice president of the Military and Civil Space business unit at Northrop Grumman's Electronic Systems sector. "These talented students are our future and it is a privilege to support them."
Lucas James Del Toro
Bonita High School
Chandler W. Woo
from Polytechnic School in
each received the merit-based scholarship of
– payable in
installments over four years – during an awards reception and dinner hosted by Northrop Grumman in
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 resident of the San Gabriel Valley area and a graduating senior this spring from a public or accredited private high school in the area. 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.