Thomas Lilly, a senior at North Point High School, was recently named the 2014 Charles County recipient of the $10,000 engineering scholarship from Northrop Grumman’s Engineering Scholars program. He is one of 24 students in Maryland to receive the award this year. Lilly will attend Georgia Institute of Technology, also known as Georgia Tech, in the fall and plans to study aerospace or mechanical engineering.
Lilly is an honor roll student and maintains a grade-point average above 4.0. He has completed numerous Advanced Placement (AP) courses and is enrolled in four this school year. Additionally, Lilly is a student athlete and has been a member of the football team all four years at North Point. Award winners are chosen by a committee of Northrop Grumman employees and funds are used for books, tuition, lodging and/or meals at the college of the recipient’s choice.
Scholarship applicants must be a graduating senior at a public or accredited private high school; plan to attend an accredited college or university school of engineering; have a minimum composite SAT score of 1700 or ACT score of 27; and have a minimum grade-point average of 3.5. Applicants must also submit a 400-word essay and three letters of recommendation.
The scholarship program was established to support students with a background interest in math and science to study engineering. Individual scholarships of $10,000 are divided into $2,500 increments over a four-year period. Award recipients are also required to accept summer internship opportunities, when available.
One of Maryland’s largest private employers, Northrop Grumman is a significant financial contributor to educational outreach programs aimed at children to encourage them to study engineering and science-related fields. Northrop Grumman is a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products and solutions in unmanned systems, cyber, C4ISR, and logistics and modernization to government and commercial customers worldwide. For more information, visit www.northropgrumman.com.