North Point senior receives Northrop Grumman scholarship

North Point senior receives Northrop Grumman scholarship

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

Charles County Public Schools provides 26,400 students in grades prekindergarten through 12 with an academically challenging education. Located in Southern Maryland, Charles County Public Schools has 35 schools that offer a technologically advanced, progressive and high quality education that builds character, equips for leadership and prepares students for life, careers and higher education.

The Charles County public school system does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age or disability in its programs, activities or employment practices. For inquiries, please contact Dr. Patricia Vaira, Title IX Coordinator and Section 504 Coordinator (students) or Pamela Murphy, Section 504 Coordinator (employees/adults), at Charles County Public Schools, central office building, P.O. Box 2770, La Plata, Maryland 20646. 301-932-6610/301-870-3814. For special accommodations call 301-934-7230 or TDD 1-800-735-2258 two weeks prior to the event.


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