Business

June 5, 2012

Northrop Grumman awards $10,000 engineering scholarships to two Los Angeles-area high school students

Jessica Pfeffer (second from left) and Neil Borja (third from left) are recipients of Northrop Grumman’s prestigious Engineering Scholars award, which is given to promising high school seniors interested in pursuing a career in engineering, computer science, physics or math. Northrop Grumman employees Thomas McLean (far left), Sam Claitman and Liz Iversen are also pictured at an awards reception hosted by the company’s Woodland Hills-based Navigation Systems division May 24.

WOODLAND HILLS, Calif. – Northrop Grumman has announced the winners of its fifth annual Engineering Scholars program for graduating high school seniors in the greater Woodland Hills community planning to pursue a career in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields of engineering, computer science, physics or math.

Jessica Pfeffer from Quartz Hill High School in the Antelope Valley and Neil Borja from North Hollywood High School each received the $10,000 merit-based college scholarship-payable in $2,500 installments over four years-for their excellent academic achievements and community involvement.

This fall, Pfeffer will study aerospace engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Borja is planning to major in mechanical engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The students were honored at an awards reception hosted by Northrop Grumman’s Woodland Hills-based Navigation Systems Division on May 24.

“Northrop Grumman has been a longtime advocate of education, particularly in the science and math areas,” said Liz Iversen, sector vice president and general manager of Northrop Grumman’s Navigation Systems Division. “These students represent the future of our industry and we congratulate them for their impressive accomplishments.”

Northrop Grumman’s Engineering Scholars program is open to promising high school seniors who plan to attend an accredited university or college as a full-time student in an approved engineering curriculum. Funds can be used for tuition, books, meals and lodging.

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 an accredited high school in Los Angeles or Ventura counties. Applicants also had to meet minimum SAT/ACT and grade point average requirements.

Additionally, the committee considered 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.

More information about the Northrop Grumman Engineering Scholars program is available at http://www.es.northropgrumman.com/engscholars.

 




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 

Headlines January 23, 2015

News: Yemen chaos threatens U.S. counterterror efforts, including drone programĀ - The White House’s strategy for fighting al-Qaeda in Yemen – repeatedly presented as a model by President Obama – was left in tatters Thursday by the resignation of the man who personally approved U.S. drone strikes in the country and the collapse of its central...
 
 

News Briefs January 23, 2015

NATO detects key Russian military equipment in east Ukraine NATO’s top commander in Europe says the alliance has detected the presence of key Russian military equipment in eastern Ukraine that, in the past, has accompanied large inflows of Russian troops. Gen. Philip Breedlove told a news conference Jan. 22 in Brussels that Russian electronic warfare...
 
 
Boeing photograph

Boeing Maritime Surveillance Aircraft ready for demonstration flights

Boeing photograph The Boeing Maritime Surveillance Aircraft program is ready for customer demonstration flights, having completed the baseline ground and flight testing of the aircraft mission systems. The Boeing Maritime Surve...
 

 
Air Force photograph by Jacqueline Cowan

F135 test demonstrates success of AEDC workshare initiative

Air Force photograph by Jacqueline Cowan Aerospace Testing Alliance Test Engineer Darren Carroll, pictured in front, assists as Pratt & Whitney Test Engineer Ronnie Thomas does a borescope inspection of the fan on the F135 ...
 
 
U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Kevin J. Gruenwald

40 years of Red Flag at Nellis

U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Kevin J. Gruenwald A flight of F-15 Eagles and F-16 Fighting Falcons Aggressors fly in formation over the Nevada Test and Training Ranges June 5, 2008. The proposal for Red Flag came in early...
 
 
Lockheed Martin photograph

Navy gears up to order production of 29 aircraft diagnostic systems

Lockheed Martin photograph Petty Officers Third Class Ira Schwartz assigned to Fleet Readiness Center Southeast at Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Fla., left, and Devin Riley from Fleet Readiness Center Mid-Atlantic at Naval Ai...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>