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McClanathan wins $10,000 scholarship

June 15, 2009

BALTIMORE - James E. McClanathan of Smithsburg High School will receive a $10,000 scholarship from Northrop Grumman Corp.

He will receive his scholarship during an awards reception and dinner hosted by Northrop Grumman at the National Electronics Museum in Linthicum, Md.

The company announced the 24 statewide winners of its seventh annual Engineering Scholars program, which will provide a total of $240,000 in college scholarships this fall to high school seniors across Maryland interested in studying engineering.

Candidates must plan to attend an accredited college or university as a full-time student in an approved engineering curriculum. The funds can be used for tuition, books, lodging and meals.

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A committee of Northrop Grumman employees selected the Engineering Scholars winners. To be eligible, each scholarship applicant had to be a resident of Maryland and a graduating senior this spring from a public or accredited private high school in the state. Applicants also had to meet minimum SAT/ACT and GPA requirements.

One student from each of the 23 counties in the state plus the city of Baltimore was selected.

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