Southern High's Emma Shaffer - Northrop Grumman Scholarship Recipient

Last Updated on May 28, 2015 at 8:59am

Northrop Grumman Corporation has announced the 24 winners of its 13th annual Engineering Scholars program, which will provide $240,000 in college scholarships to high school seniors across Maryland interested in studying engineering, computer science, physics or math.

"Again this year, Northrop Grumman is honored to sponsor this scholarship competition, which supports the pursuit of an engineering education by some of Maryland's best and brightest students," said Gloria A. Flach, corporate vice president and president of the company's Linthicum-based Electronic Systems sector. "The qualifications of these young men and women are tremendous, and they have great potential to become tomorrow's innovators."

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 Maryland and a graduating senior this spring from a public or accredited private high school in the state. 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.

Students from 23 Maryland counties and the city of Baltimore­ will receive merit-based scholarships of $10,000 – payable in four yearly $2,500 installments – during an awards reception and dinner hosted by Northrop Grumman at the Marriott Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel on June 18. Southern Garrett High School senior Emma Shaffer was chosen from Garrett County as a 2015 Northrop Grumman Engineering Scholar. Shaffer is the daughter of Tom and Sara Shaffer and Stephanie and Chris Watson. She will attend the University of Louisville in Kentucky and major in engineering this fall.
mma Shaffer and Principal Jim Maddy
Photo: Emma Shaffer and Principal Jim Maddy
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