Photo Release -- Northrop Grumman Awards $10,000 Engineering Scholarships to
Two Salt Lake City-Area High School Students
SALT LAKE CITY, June 27, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Northrop Grumman Corporation
(NYSE:NOC) has announced the winners of its fourth annual Engineering Scholars
program for graduating high school seniors in the greater Salt Lake City
community who plan to pursue a career in engineering, computer science,
physics or math.
Engineering Scholars Award
Raichelle Aniceto (second from left)
and Laura Slusser (third from left)
were awarded the prestigious Northrop
Grumman Engineering Scholars award,
which is given to promising high school
seniors interested in pursuing a career
in engineering, computer science,
physics or math. Karl Mentzel (far
left) and Shane Sammon (far right) of
Northrop Grumman's Salt Lake City
facility presented certificates to the
A photo accompanying this release is available at
Raichelle Aniceto from Skyline High School and Laura Slusser from Olympus High
School each received a $10,000 merit-based college scholarship—payable in
$2,500 installments over four years—for their excellent academic achievements
and community involvement.
This fall, Aniceto will study aerospace engineering at the Massachusetts
Institute of Technology. Slusser is planning to major in electrical
engineering at the University of Utah. The students were honored at an awards
reception hosted by Northrop Grumman's Salt Lake City-based Navigation Systems
division on June 14.
"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 the company's Navigation Systems division. "These students
represent the future of our nation and our industry, and we congratulate them
for their impressive accomplishments."
The Northrop Grumman 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.
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 Davis, Salt Lake, Weber
or Utah 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/community/engscholars/.
Northrop Grumman is a leading global security company providing innovative
systems, products and solutions in aerospace, electronics, information
systems, and technical services to government and commercial customers
worldwide. Please visit www.northropgrumman.com for more information.
CONTACT: Gina Piellusch
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