Two additional San Diego Unified students -- both from Scripps Ranch High School -- are receiving congratulations for successfully completing the rigorous process for receiving a National Merit Scholarship.
R. Saddler has received the National Merit University of Chicago
Scholarship. According to the National Merit Scholarship Corporation,
which administers the grants, Saddler will be attending the University
of Chicago in the fall and plans a career in medical research.
R. Holman has received the National Merit Westmont College scholarship.
She's headed toward a career in medicine, according to National Merit.
making the announcement that approximately 2,500 winners of National
Merit Scholarships financed by U.S. colleges and universities, National
Merit officials said each sponsor college selected its scholarship
winners from among the finalists in the 2013 National Merit Scholarship
Program who plan to attend their institution.
These awards are $500-2,000 annually for up to four years of undergraduate study at the institution financing the scholarship.
additional group of Scholars will be announced in July, bringing the
total number of college-sponsored Merit Scholarship recipients in the
2013 competition to approximately 4,500. This year, 190 higher education
institutions are underwriting Merit Scholarship awards through the
National Merit Scholarship Program. Sponsor colleges and universities
include 113 private and 77 public institutions located in 44 states and
the District of Columbia.
Two weeks ago, students receiving Merit
Scholar grants were announced. The students were: from La Jolla High,
Marian Dorst, Kathleen Fan, Marisa C. Nienberg; Scripps Ranch High's
Kenneth Xu has also been honored.