More than 2,000 additional winners of National Merit Scholarships financed by colleges and universities were recently announced by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. Included on the list was Westerville South High School graduate Julia McDaniel, who earned a National Merit Denison University Scholarship. Her probable career field is Law. These Merit Scholar designees join more than 2,500 other college-sponsored award recipients who were announced in late May.
Officials of each sponsor college selected their scholarship winners from among the Finalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program who will attend their institution. College-sponsored awards provide between $500 and $2,000 annually for up to four years of undergraduate study at the institution financing the scholarship.
This year, 197 colleges and universities are sponsoring about 4,600 Merit Scholarship awards. Sponsor colleges include 117 private and 80 public institutions located in 45 states and the District of Columbia.
This final group of winners brings the number of 2012 National Merit Scholars to approximately 8,100. These distinguished high school graduates will receive scholarships for undergraduate study worth a total of over $35 million.