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Three named National Merit Finalists


Congratulations to Sophia Breitag-Makeever, Mairead Howley and Isabel Rousmaniere, who were named National Merit Finalists, now vying to become National Merit Scholars. Scholars will be announced in four rounds of announcements made April through July.

From the National Merit Scholarship Committee:

National Merit Scholarships

Three types of National Merit Scholarships will be offered in the spring of 2016. Every Finalist will compete for one of 2,500 National Merit® $2500 Scholarships that will be awarded on a state-representational basis. About 1,000 corporate-sponsored Merit Scholarship awards will be provided by approximately 250 corporations and business organizations for Finalists who meet their specified criteria, such as children of the grantor’s employees or residents of communities where sponsor plants or offices are located. In addition, about 190 colleges and universities are expected to finance some 3,900 college-sponsored Merit Scholarship awards for Finalists who will attend the sponsor institution.

National Merit Scholarship winners of 2016 will be announced in four nationwide news releases beginning in April and concluding in July. These scholarship recipients will join more than 315,000 other distinguished young people who have earned the Merit Scholar title.