Nine MCPS Students Awarded Corporate-Sponsored National Merit Scholarships

Nine Montgomery County Public School (MCPS) seniors from five high schools have been awarded corporate-sponsored scholarships in the first round of the annual National Merit Scholarships.

These scholarships, which range from $1,000 to $10,000 per year, are financed by corporations, company foundations, and other business organizations. The scholarships may either be renewable for four years of undergraduate study or one-time awards.

The students are among approximately 1,000 seniors nationwide to be selected as part of the 66th annual National Merit Scholarship Program, according to a National Merit Scholarship Corporation news release. The scholars were selected from a pool of 17,000 students who were finalists in the National Merit Scholarship competition and met the criteria of their scholarship sponsors.

The MCPS winners of the corporate-sponsored scholarships, with their intended career fields, are:

Montgomery Blair High School

  • Raymond Luo, computer programming
  • Tmothy C. Qian, electrical engineering
  • Evan Z. Wang, computer science

Winston Churchill High School

  • Daniel G. Liu, computer science

Richard Montgomery High School

  • Jason Hu, finance
  • Danesh Sivakumar, computer science
  • Namya Nanda, medicine

Walter Johnson High School

  • Beri S. Gershwind, engineering

Thomas S. Wootton High School

  • Jenna M. Shi, medicine

Visit National Merit Scholarship Program to learn more about the program.

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