20 Montgomery County Students Earn National Merit Scholarships

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20 Montgomery County students have earned corporate-sponsored National Merit Scholarships in the latest round of awards for the graduating class of 2022.

Approximately 1,000 high school seniors have won corporate-sponsored National Merit Scholarship awards financed by about 136 corporations, company foundations, and other business organizations.

Awardees are 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 scholarships for students who are children of their employees, who are residents of communities the company serves, or who plan to pursue college majors or careers the sponsor wishes to encourage.

Most of the awards are renewable for up to four years of college undergraduate study and provide annual stipends that range from $1,000 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.

Corporate-Sponsored 2022 National Merit Scholar Awardees

The winners, their intended career fields and the scholarship are:

Montgomery Blair High School

  • Celeste R. Basken, environmental policy, Distillers Distributors Foundation Scholarship
  • Aditya Chattopadhyay, computer science, CACI Scholarship
  • Kevin J. Gehl, law, Mary E. Beyerle Scholarship
  • Alena Y. Hu, mechanical engineerng, Leidos, Inc. Scholarship

Damascus High School

  • Pritham S. Mulagura, medicine, Mary E. Beyerle Scholarship

Winston Churchill High School

  • Amber Liu, medicine, Northrop Grumman Scholarship
  • Andrew T. Wang, medicine, Johnson & Johnson Scholarship
  • Justin Wang, electrical engineering, Astrazeneca Pharmaceuticals Scholarship

Richard Montgomery High School

  • Madeline E. Lawrence, undecided, Astrazeneca Pharmaceuticals Scholarship
  • Feileen N. Li, international business, Raytheon Scholarship
  • Vismaya P. Mohindra, international relations, Leidos, Inc. Scholarship
  • Emily S. Wu, business, Boeing Scholarship

Northwest High School

  • Melanie Duong, intellectual property law, Leidos, Inc. Scholarship
  • Imani Ghosh, medicine, General Dynamics Corporation Scholarship

Poolesville High School

  • Neha Chandra, medicine, Merit GEICO Scholarship
  • Arpita M. Raman, medicine, GEICO Scholarship
  • Vivian Y. Xiao, computer science, Astrazeneca Pharmaceuticals

Walt Whitman High School

  • Hugh Markham, entrepreneurship, The PWC Charitable Foundation Scholarship

Thomas S. Wootton

  • Keerthi Padmanabhan, materials engineering, Astrazeneca Pharmaceuticals Scholarship
  • Isra Qadri, public policy, Astrazeneca Pharmaceuticals Scholarship

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