Merit scholars announced

The National Merit Scholarship Corporation named the first group of National Merit Scholars of 2010 on Wednesday and the list included several local high school students. Approximately 1,000 high school seniors will receive corporate-sponsored National Merit Scholarship awards financed by about 200 companies, foundations and other business organizations.

Scholars were selected from students who advanced to the finalist level in the National Merit Scholarship competition and met criteria of their scholarship sponsors. Corporate sponsors provide National Merit Scholarships for finalists who are children of their employees, residents of communities the company serves, or who plan to pursue college majors or careers the grantor wishes to encourage.

Most of these awards are renewable for up to four years of college undergraduate study and provide annual stipends that range from $500 to $10,000 per year. Some provide a single payment between $2,500 and $5,000. Recipients can use their awards at any regionally accredited U.S. college or university of their choice.

More than 1.5 million juniors from more than 22,000 high schools entered the 2010 National Merit Scholarship competition when they took the 2008 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test, which served as an initial screen of program entrants.

By the conclusion of the 2010 competition, about 8,400 finalists will be selected to receive National Merit Scholarships totaling more than $36 million.

National Merit Scholars attending local high schools are:

- Clement Akarmann, Cathedral Catholic High School

Akarmann’s probable career field is law. His scholarship comes from Northrop Grumman Corp.

- Brooke N. Angel, Canyon Crest Academy

Angel’s probable career field is biotech research. Her scholarship comes from Northrop Grumman Corp.

- Eric Y. Guan, Torrey Pines High School

Guan’s probable career field is academia. His scholarship comes from Pfizer Inc.

- David Teng, Torrey Pines High School

Teng’s probable career field is electrical engineering. His scholarship comes from Liberty Mutual.

- Lawrence S. Wang, Torrey Pines High School

Wang’s probable career field is medicine. His scholarship comes from Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation Inc.

- Emmeline Molin Ye, Torrey Pines High School

Molin Ye’s probable career field is business and international relations. Molin Ye’s scholarship comes from Northrop Grumman Corp.

- Rodger Yuan, Torrey Pines High School

Yuan’s probable career field is materials science and engineering. His scholarship comes from Pfizer Inc.

- Yichen Zhou, Canyon Crest Academy

Zhou’s probable career field is mathematics. Zhou’s scholarship comes from Pfizer Inc.

Related posts:

  1. Merit scholarships announced
  2. Five Santa Fe Christian students qualify as National Merit Scholars
  3. National Merit Program names local semifinalists
  4. TPHS scholars get dollars for college
  5. CCA scholars will be recognized May 14

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