Northrop Grants STEM Scholarships to High School Seniors in Virginia

Northrop Grumman has awarded scholarships to graduating high school seniors in Albemarle County, Virginia, as part of its 10th annual STEM scholars event in an effort to encourage students to pursue careers in the field of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

The company doled out scholarships through its Engineering Scholars and High School Involvement Partnership initiatives that were launched in the county in 2007, Northrop said Wednesday.

The Engineering Scholars program is a merit-based initiative that aims to acknowledge graduating seniors for their achievements, while the HIP program seeks to provide high school junior and senior students hands-on job training.

Jeff Holloway, executive sponsor for Northrop’s local HIP program and director for the company’s Charlottesville, Virginia-based site, said the HIP program seeks to provide high school students in Albemarle County an opportunity to collaborate with Northrop’s employee mentors.

“By the time they begin college, these students already have a solid understanding of engineering applications, as well as hands-on experience after completing technology-related projects throughout the school year,” Holloway added.

Northrop has committed over $780,000 in scholarship funds for the two programs and mentored 28 students in the county through the HIP initiative.

You may also be interested in...

Fluor

Fluor to Compete for Tasks on GSA’s OASIS Contract; Tom D’Agostino Quoted

Fluor holds a five-year position to compete for task orders in multiple professional service areas under the General Services Administration's One Acquisition Solution for Integrated Services contract vehicle.

Damon Griggs CEO Dovel Technologies

Dovel Creates Advisory Board, Names New Leadership; Damon Griggs Quoted

Dovel Technologies has created an advisory board and appointed skilled leadership to provide guidance for the company’s strategic plan to drive innovation, customer success and employee growth. "I am thrilled these well-known leaders have chosen to join Dovel's Advisory Board," said Damon Griggs, Dovel CEO.

MC-130J Airlifter

Lockheed, USAF to Enter Airlifter Munition Delivery Project’s Fourth Phase

Lockheed Martin received a $25M contract to help the U.S. Air force assess the feasibility of deploying weapons through an airlifter under the fourth phase of USAF's Palletized Munitions Experimentation Campaign.