Jaena Han of La Jolla High School and Nitish Padmanaban of Scripps Ranch High School have been awarded the prestigious National Merit Scholarship for 2011.
National Merit $2,500 Scholarship winners are the Finalists in each state judged to have the strongest combination of accomplishments, skills, and potential for success in rigorous college studies.
They were selected by a committee of college admissions officers and high school counselors. These Scholars may use their awards at any regionally accredited U.S. college or university.
National Merit Scholarship Corporation is a not-for-profit corporation that operates without government assistance. It was founded in 1955 specifically to conduct the annual National Merit Scholarship Program. The majority of scholarships offered each year are underwritten by approximately 440 independent corporate and college sponsors that share the program's goals of honoring scholastically talented youth and enhancing their educational opportunities. For more information go to http://www.nationalmerit.org/.