Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Additional National Merit Scholarships go to SD Unified students

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.

Scripps Ranch High Mark 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.
Karli R. Holman has received the National Merit Westmont College scholarship. She's headed toward a career in medicine, according to National Merit.

In 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.

An 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.