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Northrop Grumman Scholarships for Employees' Children
Application status: Closed

Northrop Grumman 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 for Employees’ Children must be:

    • Dependent* children, 26 or younger, of full-time or part-time (who work 20 or more hours per week) Northrop Grumman employees with the company as of the application deadline date of March 31.
    • 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 global equivalent) for the entire upcoming year.**Full-time study is defined as full-time enrollment for the entire upcoming academic year.

FOR U.S. APPLICANTS ONLY: Northrop Grumman National Merit and National Achievement Scholarship recipients and Northrop Grumman Engineering Scholars are not eligible to receive the Northrop Grumman Scholarships for Employees’ Children. Students may receive only one scholarship from Northrop Grumman.

*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.

Award information:

  • If selected as a recipient, the student will receive a $2,000 scholarship.
  • 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 global 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 10. 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. Payment is made directly to the college/university in early August.

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 March 31, 2021 3:00 pm.

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

  • 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.
  • Students in Australia and the UK in their final year of high school/upper secondary school who have not completed a full year of college/university must send copies of their official final grades/marks from the past three or four years of high school/uppersecondary school or copies of their end-of-year exam results if applicable.

One online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf no later than April 5, 2021 3:00 pm CT.

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


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