July 16, 2012:
NMSC announced earlier this month that 2012 graduates Gerilyn Olsen, Aditi Ashok and Ryan Chang have all won college-sponsored Merit Scholarships. The number of Harker National Merit scholarship winners for this year now stands at 21.
May 23, 2012:
Today, NMSC announced four more college-sponsored scholarship winners, bringing the total number winners to 18. They are Cole Manaster, Rahul Madduluri, Andrew Lee and Elizabeth Wyleczuk-Stern.
May 16, 2012:
The National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced the winners of this year’s round of scholarships in April and May, and a total of 14 Harker students were among the recipients. In April, Pavitra Rengarajan and Revanth Kosaraju, both grade 12, were named winners of corporate-sponsored merit scholarships. These scholarships are awarded to students who’ve reached the finalist level in the National Merit Scholarship competition, and most range from $500 to $10,000 per year of undergraduate study. Others are single payments ranging from $2,500 to $5,000.
In May, seniors Nicole Dalal, Max Isenberg, Ramya Rangan, Melody Huang, Kathryn Siegel, Prag Batra, Govinda Dasu, Michelle Deng, Alexander Hsu, Jeffrey Kwong, Chaitanya Malladi and Lucy Xu received National Merit Scholarships of $2,500 each. These scholarships are awarded to finalists in each state whose accomplishments and skills are judged to be strong enough for success at the college level.
The competition began in October of 2010, when this year’s competitors, approximately 1.5 million students, took the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT). Those who scored highest on the test, less than one percent of high school seniors nationwide, were named semifinalists. Of those, 15,000 finalists were selected.