Seniors Matthew Castro and Olivia Demetriades have been selected as winners of National Merit Scholarships. Both Matthew and Olvia are winners of the National Merit $2,500 Scholarship, underwritten by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation with its own funds.
All winners of the approximately 7,500 National Merit Scholarships are chosen from the group of approximately 15,000 National Merit Finalists. In order to advance in the competition and be considered for a Merit Scholarship Award, a Semifinalist had to become a Finalist by fulfilling several requirements that included submitting a detailed scholarship application and presenting a record of very high academic achievement.
Approximately 2,500 National Merit $2,500 Scholarships will be offered to the Class of 2019 nationwide, and every National Merit Finalist is considered for the award. Winners are named in every state, in numbers based on the state’s percentage of the nation’s high school graduating seniors.
The National Merit Corporation also offers both College-sponsored and Corporate-sponsored National Merit scholarships, and winners of these scholarships will be announced by the National Merit Corporation later this spring.