The Grumman-Northrop Grumman Retiree Club established a scholarship program in 1997. It is for the children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren of members across the country who are graduating from high school and attending a college or university in the same year as the award. Funding for these scholarships is completely dependent on donations from members, and has been and continues to come from annual donations from the club itself and from the Bethpage Federal Credit Union.
While the number and amount of awards varies year to year based on the availability of funds and the number of applicants, the Scholarship Fund plans to award $2,500 to each scholarship winner for 2018.
Applications are available here on the club web site – www.grummanretireeclub.org – or by calling the club’s office at 516-575-3777. Eligibility and other requirements are detailed in the application. The Fund urges all members to encourage their eligible dependents to apply. [Please note that current employees of the Grumman-heritage component of Northrop Grumman are eligible to become members of the club after one year of employment.]
The directors of the Scholarship Fund evaluate each applicant using a weighted scoring system that emphasizes both academic performance, school and community involvement.
Though not all applicants receive a scholarship, the Fund’s directors and the members of the club perceive all the applicants as winners. What is seen in each application is a person who works hard to make herself or himself a better person intellectually and, more importantly, the best possible contributor to society. The maturity, goals, ambitions and career objectives of these young people make us all proud of this coming generation.