Lebedda, who received his diploma from Perry Hall on May 31, is one of 24 Maryland graduating seniors – one from each of the state’s school systems -- to earn the award.
The scholarship, payable over four years, is given to students preparing to study an engineering-related field, such as computer science, physics or math. Recipients will be honored at the company’s 11th annual Engineering Scholars Awards Dinner at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel on June 24.
Lebedda plans to attend the University of Maryland, Baltimore County in the fall and study computer or electrical engineering. At Perry Hall, he ranked eighth in his class of 561 and is both a student and a teacher of tae kwon do outside of school.
“We are so proud of Nate on his earning a Northrop Grumman Scholarship for his college studies,” said Perry Hall High School Principal George Roberts in a press release.
Roberts said he hoped Lebedda's example would encourage other student to follow careers in science, technology, engineering and math.
Scholarship funds can be used for tuition, books, room and board, and lab fees. To be eligible, each scholarship applicant had to be a resident of Maryland and a graduating senior from a public or accredited private high school in the state.Applicants also had to have a minimum composite SAT score of 1,700 or ACT score of 27 and a minimum GPA of 3.5.
Further details about the Northrop Grumman scholars program is available at www.northropgrumman.com/CorporateResponsibility/Community/Pages/EngScholars.aspx.