19 Montgomery County students have received college- and university-sponsored scholarships in the final round of awards from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced Monday.
The winners were selected by the sponsoring college or univresity from amound the finalists in the National Merit Scholarship Progarm who will attend their instituion. These awards provide between $500 and $2,000 annually for up to four years of undergraduate study at the institution financing the scholarship.
There were 27 students in the state of Maryland awarded scholarships in this final round of awards. Montgomery County winners represent more than half of the 27 in Maryland.
Earlier this year, it was announced that 52 MCPS students had been awarded National Merit Scholarships—26 students received college-sponsored scholarships, 26 received National Merit $2,500 Scholarships.
The 19 recipients of the college-sponsored scholarships, their intended career field, and sponsoring university or college are:
Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School
- Hailey Z. Sobel, University of Chicago, political science
Montgomery Blair High School, Silver Spring
- Ozan K. Kayaalp, University of Maryland, computer sciecne
- Jason E. Liu, University of Maryland, computer science
- Rajit Mukhopadhyay, University of Maryland, computer engineering
- Ishaan A. Shrestha, University of Southern California, mathematics
- Marc S. Wagger, University of Maryland, mathematics
Winston Churchill High School
- Brian Q. Ju, University of Maryland, computer science
Walter Johnson High School
- Linnea C. Hultman, Carleton College, biology
Richard Montgomery High School, Rockville
- Lucy Shen, University of Maryland, psychology
- Eileen T. Zhang, University of Maryland, biology
Poolesville High School
- Smrithi S. Chakravarthy, University of Maryland, molecular biology
- Srisrujan Penikelapati, University of Maryland, computer science
- Angelina C. Sachar, Villanova University, business
- Ronoy Sarkar, University of Maryland, computer science
Wootton High School
- Victoria Y. Chai, University of Maryland, computer science
- Ellie K. Helgeson, Florida State University, speech/language pathology
- Emma E. Helgeson, University of Florida, medicine
- Jessica Y. Shi, University of Maryland, computer science
- Kelsey E. Frederick, Vanderbilt University, business