6 Rockville Students Win College-Sponsored National Merit Scholarships

ROCKVILLE, MD — Just over 2,600 high school seniors were awarded college-sponsored National Merit Scholarships, including six in Rockville high schools.

Another batch of college-sponsored winners will be announced in July as well.

“This year, 155 higher education institutions are underwriting Merit Scholarship awards through the National Merit Scholarship Program,” the National Merit Scholarship Corporation said in a news release. “Sponsor colleges and universities include 82 private and 73 public institutions located in 42 states and the District of Columbia.”

These scholarships range from $500 to $2,000, and are provided annually for up to four years of undergraduate education.

Here are the winners from Rockville high schools:

  • Anbo Li, Richard Montgomery High School, attending Pomona College, plans to go into military service
  • Katie C. Yang, Richard Montgomery High School, attending the University of Maryland, plans to become a college professor
  • Angelina E. Guhl, Richard Montgomery High School, attending the University of Maryland, plans to go into medicine
  • Annika S. Kulkarni, Thomas Sprigg Wootton High School, attending the University of Maryland, plans to study computer science
  • Mihil V. Sreenilayam, Richard Montgomery High School, attending the University of Maryland, plans to study computer science
  • Anjali S. Samavedam, Thomas Sprigg Wootton High School, attending the University of Maryland, plans to study computer science

High school juniors are entered into the National Merit contest by taking the PSAT. In September, 16,000 semifinalists were chosen and were asked to complete an application with included an essay and information about leadership and extracurricular activities, submit proof of their academic record, get an endorsement from a school official and earn a top ACT or SAT score.

Winners of the corporate scholarship competition were announced in April, and $2,500 scholarships were awarded in May.

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