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The program is currently closed. Please check back in February for updated program information.


Northrop Grumman Engineering Scholarship
Application status: Closed

Northrop Grumman Corporation has established a scholarship program to assist high school seniors from sponsoring locations who plan to continue their education in an engineering program at a four-year college or university school of engineering. Renewable scholarships are offered each year for full-time study at an accredited four-year college or university in an approved engineering, computer science, mathematics, or physics program.

This program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship, tuition assistance and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations, and individuals. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender, disability, or national origin.

Applicants to the Northrop Grumman Engineering Scholars Program must:

  • Be United States citizens.
  • Be residents of one of the following counties/cities:
    • California (McClellan)—Sacramento County
    • California (San Diego)—San Diego County
    • California (Woodland Hills)—Conejo, San Fernando, Simi Valley, Santa Clarita Valley, and Ventura County
    • California (Sunnyvale)–Alameda or Santa Clara County
    • Illinois—Cities of Arlington Heights, Hoffman Estates, Inverness, Mt. Prospect, Palatine or Rolling Meadows
    • Maryland—all counties, plus Baltimore City
    • New York—Erie or Niagara County
    • Ohio—Butler, Clermont, Hamilton and Warren County
    • Virginia (Charlottesville)–Albemarle County
    • Virginia (NOVA)—Fairfax County
  • Be graduating seniors of a public or accredited private high school in one of the geographical locations noted above.
  • Must plan to attend an accredited four-year college or university as full-time students in an approved engineering, computer science, mathematics or physics program.
  • Have a minimum composite SAT score of 1150 (a minimum math score of 600 and 550 in the combined score for reading and writing) or ACT score of 27.
  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.0 (unweighted) in grades 9-12.

Recipients of any other Northrop Grumman scholarship are ineligible.

If selected as a recipient, the student will receive a $2,000 award. Up to 29 awards will be granted.

  • One award will be granted in each of the following geographical locations: California (McClellan, Sunnyvale), New York, and Virginia(Charlottesville).
  • Two awards will be granted for each of the following geographical locations: California (San Diego, Woodland Hills), Illinois, Ohio, Virginia (NOVA).
  • Fifteen (15) awards will be granted state-wide in Maryland.

Awards may be renewed for up to three additional years or until a bachelor’s degree is earned, whichever occurs first. Renewal is contingent upon maintaining a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in a full-time course of study at an accredited four-year college or university. Recipients must continue to be enrolled in an approved engineering, computer science, mathematics or physics program.

In addition, recipients must accept internship opportunities, if they are available, and are offered, to remain eligible for scholarship renewal.

Awards are for undergraduate study only.

Selection Process
All applications will be assessed for eligibility and completeness. Scholarship America will evaluate applicants on the basis of academic record, demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities, and work experience.

Based upon the evaluation by Scholarship America, semi-finalists will be selected by Northrop Grumman Mission Systems. Northrop Grumman Mission Systems will review essay responses and the three (3) Letters of Recommendation for semi-finalists and select recipients. Recipients will be selected from each geographic location.

Financial need is not considered.

Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.

Applicants will be notified in June.

Payment of Scholarships
Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of Northrop Grumman Corporation.  Payment is made in August.

As part of your application, you must upload the following documents:

  1. A current, complete transcript of grades. Grade reports are not accepted. Unofficial or online transcripts must display student name, school name, grades and credit hours for each course, and term in which each course was taken.
  2. A completed Academic Record Form.
  3. Three (3) Letters of Recommendation.

Your application is not considered complete unless all required documents are submitted electronically.

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