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Northrop Grumman Scholarships for Employees' Children
Application status: Closed

Northrop Grumman Corporation has established a scholarship program to assist employees’ children who plan to continue full-time education for the entire academic year in college. Renewable scholarships are offered each year for full-time undergraduate study at an accredited institution of the student’s choice.

The 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, age, gender, disability or national origin.

Applicants to the Northrop Grumman Scholarship must be:

    • Dependent* children, 26 or younger, of full-time or part-time (who work 20 or more hours per week) Northrop Grumman Corporation employees with the company as of the application deadline date of April 15.*Dependent children are defined as natural and legally adopted children or stepchildren living in the employee’s household or primarily supported by the employee and claimed as a dependent on parents’ income tax form.
    • Must be high school seniors/students in their final year of upper-secondary school or graduates who plan to enroll, or students already enrolled in a full-time** undergraduate course of study leading to a bachelor’s degree at an accredited two-or four-year college or university (or equivalent) for the entire upcoming year.**Full-time study is defined as full-time enrollment for the entire upcoming academic year.

Northrop Grumman National Merit and National Achievement Scholarship recipients and Northrop Grumman Engineering Scholars are not eligible to receive the Northrop Grumman Scholarships for Employee’s Children. Students may receive only one scholarship from Northrop Grumman.

Award information:

  • If selected as a recipient, the student will receive $2,000.
  • Assuming there are qualified applicants, up to 125 recipients will be selected from the U.S. and up to 5 recipients will be selected from the United Kingdom and Australia.
  • Awards to recipients in the United Kingdom and Australia will be granted in proportion to the number of applications received from these countries, with at least one award granted for each.
  • Awards are renewable up to three years or until a bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) is earned, whichever occurs first, on the basis of satisfactory academic performance.
  • Awards are for undergraduate study only.


Applicants will be notified the week of May 19. Notification is sent to the applicant’s email account provided during registration.

Recipients must return a completed Scholarship Acceptance Form to Scholarship America by the indicated deadline. Recipients must notify their college about the award.

Payment of Scholarships

Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of Northrop Grumman for the Northrop Grumman Scholarships for Employees’ Children. Payments are made in equal installments in early August and mid-December.

Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of:

  • Academic record
  • Demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities
  • Honors
  • Work experience and/or home responsibilities
  • Statement of career and educational goals and aspirations
  • Unusual personal or family circumstances
  • An outside appraisal

Program Deadline

Your application must be submitted by April 1, 2020 at 3 p.m. Central Standard Time.

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

  • 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

Also as part of your application, one online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf by 3:00 p.m. Cental Time on April 20, 2020.


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

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