National Merit College Scholar winners are announced

Local students are among a distinguished group of National Merit Scholarship winners selected by 184 US colleges and universities, according to an announcement from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation.

Officials of each sponsor college selected their scholarship winners, who planned to attend their institutions, from finalists in the 2016 National Merit Scholarship Program. The awards provide between $500 and $2,000 annually for up to four years of undergraduate study at the institution offering the scholarship, the press release said.

Additional scholars will be announced in July, raising the total number of college-sponsored scholarship recipients to about 4,000. This year, higher education institutions are underwriting Merit Scholarship awards, worth millions, through the National Merit Scholarship Program. Sponsor colleges and universities include 106 private and 78 public institutions located in 45 states and the District of Columbia.

Scottsdale-based National Merit scholars are:

  • Diana Michelle Garland, Horizon H.S., career interest: engineering; University of Arizona
  • Avery C. Cartwright, Notre Dame Preparatory H.S., career interest: biomedical engineering; Arizona State University
  • Jayati R. Sharma, BASIS School, career interest: medicine; University of Arizona
  • Anne E. Bailey, Scottsdale Preparatory Academy, career interest: medicine; Baylor University
  • Haley Everroad, Scottsdale Preparatory Academy career interest: healthcare; Baylor University
  • Whitney H. Geren, HORIZON H.S., career interest: chemical engineering; Arizona State University
  • Caroline M. Kireopoulos, Desert Mountain H.S., career interest: mechanical engineering; Arizona State
  • Sebastien N. Gilmour, BASIS School, career interest: medicine; University of Southern California
  • Maxime J. Godart, BASIS School, career interest: medicine; Northwestern University
  • Allison Anne Jorden Chaparral H.S., career interest: finance; Indiana University Bloomington
  • Samuel B. Lincoln, BASIS School, career interest: engineering; Arizona State University
  • Benjamin R. Kuhlman, Scottsdale Preparatory Academy, career interest: military service; University of Alabama
  • Shea L. McCollum, Scottsdale Preparatory Academy, career interest: writing; Pepperdine University
  • Amanda Taylor Melin, Desert Mountain H.S., career interest: chemistry; University of Puget Sound
  • Skye L. Russell, BASIS School, career interest: biomedical engineering; Arizona State University
  • Brynne E. Whitaker, CHAPARRAL H.S., career interest: mechanical engineering; University of Alabama
  • Ryan Yiu BASIS School, career interest: computer science; Arizona State University

Go to nationalmerit.org for a full listing of state-wide recipients.

 

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