Northrop Grumman Corporation hosted its annual Engineering Scholars Awards Dinner and Reception on June 15 at the Marriott Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel. At this program 24 Maryland high school seniors were each awarded a $10,000 merit-based scholarship – payable in four yearly $2,500 installments. All of these seniors intend to study engineering, computer science, physics or math as they continue their education into college.
“Kathy Warden, corporate vice president and president of Northrop Grumman’s Linthicum-based Mission Systems sector stated, “Northrop Grumman is pleased to sponsor this scholarship competition, which supports the pursuit of an engineering education by some of the state’s best-qualified math and science students. These talented young men and women can be among the future technology and innovation leaders of our country.”
Northrop Grumman assembles a committee of employees to select the winners. To be eligible, each scholarship applicant has to be a resident of Maryland and a graduating senior this spring form a public or accredited private high school in the state. A minimum composite SAT score of 1,700 or ACT score of 27 and a minimum GPA of 3.5 is required. The committee also took into consideration work experience, community involvement and extracurricular activities.
Following are the names of the students from 23 Maryland counties and the city of Baltimore who each received a $10,000 scholarship.
Allegany County, Hayden Lindsey, Mountain Ridge High School
Anne Arundel County, Sandra Sandeep, North County High School
Baltimore City, Benjamin Grove, Baltimore Polytechnic Institute
Baltimore County, Kayla Moore, Western School of Technology
Calvert County, John Hoerauf, Saint Mary’s Ryken High School
Caroline County, Helen Wiley, North Caroline High School
Carroll County, Michael Williams, Liberty High School
Cecil County, Abraham Lee, North East High School
Charles County, Abigail Payne, North Point High School
Dorchester County, Patrick Geleta, Cambridge-South Dorchester High School
Frederick County, Matthew Beveridge, Oakdale High School
Garrett County, Alexandra Miller, Northern Garrett High School
Harford County, Edward Salvatierra, Fallston High School
Howard County, Nathan Palmer, Hammond High School
Kent County, Zachary Kirby, Kent County High School
Montgomery County, Suriya Kandaswamy, Poolesville High School
Prince George’s County, Andrew Latchman, Charles Herbert Flowers High School
Queen Anne’s County, Ryan Domogauer, Kent Island High School
Somerset County, Chandler Heller, Washington High School
St. Mary’s County, Mary Wise, Saint Mary’s Ryken High School
Talbot County, Christopher Hogan II, Easton High School
Washington County, Emily Gross, North Hagerstown High School
Wicomico County, Arthur Carlton-Jones, James M. Bennett High School
Worcester County, Ethan Taylor, Pocomoke High School
One of the state’s largest private employers, 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 Mission Systems sector supports multiple High School Involvement Partnership programs to excite student interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Northrop Grumman is also a major corporate sponsor of the Maryland Teacher of the Year competition.