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Students Awarded Corporate-Sponsored Nat’l Merit Scholarships

Twelve students have been awarded corporate-sponsored scholarships from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. The students are part of a group of 1,100 National Merit finalists chosen to receive scholarships financed by companies, foundations, and other business organizations.

Winners of the corporate-sponsored scholarships, with their probable career fields in parentheses, are:

• Christian Eubank (law), Herndon High School, National Merit Lockheed Martin scholarship.

• David Tran (medicine), Marshall High School, National Merit Lockheed Martin scholarship.

• Katherine Comey (education), McLean High School, National Merit Lockheed Martin scholarship.

•Hannah Chartoff (international relations), Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (TJHSST), National Merit Unisys Corporation scholarship.

• Sean Cruz (engineering), TJHSST, National Merit General Dynamics scholarship.

• Allison Hegel (writing), TJHSST, National Merit Computer Sciences Corporation scholarship.

• Arjun Khanna (neuroscience), TJHSST, National Merit Computer Sciences Corporation scholarship.

•Steven Mechner (computer science), TJHSST, National Merit Computer Sciences Corporation scholarship.

• Dustin Moore (aerospace engineering), TJHSST, National Merit Computer Sciences Corporation scholarship.

•Michelle Oresky (engineering), TJHSST, National Merit SAIC scholarship.

•Benjamin Parr (computer science), TJHSST, National Merit Unisys Corporation scholarship.

• Joseph Rampino (religious service), Woodson High School, National Merit Honeywell scholarship.

Corporate sponsors provide merit scholarship awards for National Merit finalists who are children of their employees or members, who are residents of communities the companies serve, or who have career interests the sponsors want to encourage.

Corporate-sponsored merit scholarship awards are renewable for up to four years of college undergraduate study and range from $500 to $10,000 per year. Others provide a single payment between $2,500 and $5,000. Recipients can use the awards at regionally accredited U.S. colleges or universities of their choice.