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Northrop Awarding Scholarships to HS Cyber Competition Winners

Northrop Grumman’s foundation has awarded $50,000 in scholarships to students on winning teams in a national cybersecurity competition, the company announced Tuesday.

The Falls Church, Va.-based contractor, SAIC Inc. and URS Corp. sponsored the Air Force Association’s CyberPatriot competition held Monday in the Washington area.

Linda Mills, corporate vice president and president of information systems, announced the winning teams for the competition’s open division, made up of public, private and homeschooled high school teams.

San Antonio-based Alamo Academies won first place in this division.

The Colorado Springs Cadet Squadron’s civil air patrol won the competition’s all-service division, made up of teams from junior reserve officer training corps and civil air patrols.

Twenty-four teams, 12 in the open division and 12 in the all-service division, competed in the national finals.

First-place winners each received $2,000, second-place winners each received $1,500 and third place winners each received $1,000.

The fourth annual CyberPatriot competition started in October 2011 with more than 1,000 teams from all 50 states participating.

Students from Defense Department-dependent schools in Europe and the Pacific region also participated.

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