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Photo Release -- Northrop Grumman Names Winners of First-Annual Engineering Scholars Program

ROLLING MEADOWS, Ill., Sept. 26, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- . Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) today announced the winners of its first-annual Northrop Grumman Engineering Scholars program, which awards two $10,000 college scholarships to area high-school students interested in studying engineering.

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John Robert Dietrick and Kyle Timothy Schwarz, both from Rolling Meadows and both graduates of St. Viator High School in Arlington Heights, received merit-based scholarships during an awards reception hosted at Northrop Grumman's Rolling Meadows facility on August 19. Dietrick will be attending the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign this fall and Schwarz recently enrolled in the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md.

"Northrop Grumman is very pleased to help further the educations of those pursuing engineering-related degrees in its surrounding communities," said Gordon Stewart, Northrop Grumman director of engineering, Midwest region. "Through efforts such as this scholarship program and the national Discover 'E' program, our facility continues to encourage the area's brightest and best students with an interest in math and science to pursue engineering careers."

To be eligible for the Engineering Scholarship Program, scholarship applicants had to be a resident of Rolling Meadows and a graduating senior in the spring of 2005 from a public or accredited private high school with a minimum composite SAT score of 1100 and a minimum GPA of 3.5 (grades 9-12). Candidates must attend an accredited college or university as a full-time student in an approved engineering program. The funds may be used for tuition, books, lodging and meals.

Based in Rolling Meadows, Ill., Northrop Grumman's Defensive Systems Division designs, develops and manufactures radio frequency and electro-optic/infrared products that protect military aircraft, ships, satellites and ground vehicles from attack by modern weapons; provide tactical aircraft with 24-hour targeting and navigation capabilities; ensure high-value, complex, electronic and electro-optical weapons systems are mission ready; and evaluate defense electronic performance in complex environments.

The division is a component of Northrop Grumman's Baltimore-based Electronic Systems sector, a world leader in the design, development, and manufacture of defense and commercial electronic systems, including airborne radar, navigation systems, electronic countermeasures, precision weapons, airspace management systems, communications systems, space sensors, marine and naval systems, government systems and logistic services.

CONTACT:  Ellen Hamilton
          Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems
          (847) 259-9600, ext. 4693

Engineering Scholars Program Winners
In a recent awards ceremony, the winners of Northrop Grumman's first-annual Engineering Scholars Program were invited to the company's Rolling Meadows facility for the presentations of their checks.