Two more Harker students were named college-sponsored National Merit scholarship winners on July 15. Rebecca Fang and Joshua Bollar both received a scholarship from the University of Southern California, bringing the total number of this year’s Harker National Merit winners to 11. Congratulations!
In April and May, nine Harker seniors were named winners of National Merit scholarships in this year’s National Merit Scholarship Contest. Erik Andersen was awarded a corporate-sponsored scholarship from the Lockheed Martin Corporation Foundation. These scholarships offer annual stipends to students, ranging from $500 to $1,000 per year for up to four years of undergraduate education.
Winners of the National Merit $2,500 scholarships are Paulomi Bhattacharya, Ashvin Swaminathan, Emily Wang, Pranav Sharma, Joy Li, Nayeon Kim, Kyle Roter and Wendy Shwe. These students will receive single payments of $2,500, which can be used at an accredited U.S. college or university of their choice.
This year’s winners are among 8,300 nationwide, who make up less than one percent of the approximately 1.5 million entries in this year’s contest. Students are selected based on their performance on the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.
More winners are set to be named on July 15. Watch this space!