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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.

 




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