Northrop Grumman awarded a $200 grant to both Mt. St. Joseph High School and to St. Agnes School for use in the schools' science, technology, engineering and mathematics programs.

In an email, Mt. St. Joseph High School spokeswoman Jess Jankoviak said the all-boys Catholic high school at 4403 Frederick Ave. received the grant July 21.

Jankoviak said the high school will not use the funds until its department chairmen return in the fall.

Susan Banks, principal of St. Agnes School, said the Catonsville Catholic school for students in kindergarten through eighth grade has had a working relationship with the global security company for several years.


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She said the grant money the school at 603 St. Agnes Lane recently received would most likely be used to purchase science supplies.

"The partnership with (Northrop Grumman) has really benefited us," Banks said. "The donations they've given us have helped us do a lot of hands-on activity in science."

Northrop Grumman received 147 applications from schools nationwide for the company's EWeek grant, said Jack Martin, a company spokesman.

He said each of the 147 applications for the $200 grants, which were offered for the first time this year, was approved.

St. Agnes School also received $750 from Northrup Grumman through its Discover"E" grant this year.

"Northrop Grumman's aim is to support STEM education and encourage students in the K-12 pipeline to be prepared to seek technical degrees to ensure a capable technical workforce for the future," Martin wrote in an email.