Women In Defense Scholarship Program Receives Significant Contribution from Northrop Grumman Corporation

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The National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) announced that its Women In Defense (WID) affiliate received a major donation from Northrop Grumman Corporation at the Oct. 10 HORIZONS Scholarship Luncheon at the 2012 WID National Conference.

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Since leaders of WID launched the HORIZONS program in 1988, 116 scholarships worth more than $180,000 have been awarded to students enrolled in either undergraduate or graduate programs.

The National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) announced that its Women In Defense (WID) affiliate has received a major donation from Northrop Grumman Corporation.

During the Oct. 10 HORIZONS Scholarship Luncheon at the 2012 Women In Defense National Conference, Northrop Grumman representative Treva Langston presented a check in the amount of $15,000 to WID HORIZONS Scholarship Director Brenda McKinney.

“The donation will help the program reach its fundraising goal of $50,000 for the 25th anniversary of HORIZONS in 2013. It will also further the mission of both HORIZONS and WID to support the development and recognition of women involved in every aspect of national security,” said WID National President Tricia Ward.

Since leaders of WID launched the HORIZONS program in 1988, 116 scholarships worth more than $180,000 have been awarded to students enrolled in either undergraduate or graduate programs. The goal of the program is to help as many students as possible, while awarding scholarships in amounts that will make a real impact.

"This significant donation for HORIZONS is extraordinary, and I cannot say thank you enough to Northrop Grumman," said Brenda McKinney, HORIZONS Scholarship Director on the WID National Board of Directors. "The contribution creates a wonderful opportunity to help a number of deserving young women pursue their studies," she added. “We think of your contribution as an investment in the future defense industry and its workforce.”

Contact: Jane Patrick Casey, CAE, WID Staff Director, jcasey(at)ndia(dot)org.

About the HORIZONS Scholarship Program:
HORIZONS Scholarship Program Celebrates 25th Anniversary Next Year: Through the HORIZONS Scholarship, established in 1988, Women In Defense encourages women to pursue careers related to the national security and defense interests of the United States, especially in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and math, fields that support national security. The scholarship provides financial assistance to rising juniors and above, including graduate level, to further educational objectives of women who are U.S. citizens already employed in or planning careers in defense or national security. Funding comes from corporate, chapter, and individual donations.

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