Advait Chauhan, a 2013 graduate of Hammond High School in Columbia, was one of 24 recent graduates across the state of Maryland to be awarded a scholarship from the Northrop Grumman Corporation.
Chauhan is the county winner in the 11th Annual Northrop Grumman Engineering Scholars Competition, and has been awarded a $10,000 merit-based scholarship to pursue a science degree at Princeton University. The program is aimed at supporting promising high school seniors who intend to pursue a career in engineering, computer science, physics or math.
Chauhan will receive the scholarship in $2,500 increments over four years. The funds can be used for tuition, books, room and board and lab fees.
A committee of Northrop Grumman employees selected the winners from Maryland’s 23 counties and Baltimore City. Applicants had to have a minimum composite SAT score of 1,700 or ACT score of 27 and a minimum GPA of 3.5. The committee also considered each applicants work experience, community involvement and extracurricular activities.
“Northrop Grumman is honored to sponsor this scholarship competition that supports the pursuit of an engineering education by some of the state’s best-qualified math and science students,” Northrop Grumman Corporate Vice-President and President of the Electronic Systems sector Gloria Flach said in a release. “These talented students represent the future of our country’s technology and innovation capability.”