Seventeen MCPS students from seven high schools have been awarded National Merit $2,500 scholarships financed by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. The students are among 44 high school seniors in Maryland to be selected in the latest group of National Merit Scholarship Program recipients. The scholars were selected from a pool of more than 15,000 finalists, and will receive a one-time award of $2,500 for post-secondary education.
The National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) was established in 1955 to honor scholastically talented youth and encourage academic excellence at all levels of education. The scholarships are privately funded by NMSC, and are underwritten by more than 400 independent corporate and college sponsors.
The 2023 MCPS $2,500 scholarship recipients, their schools and probable career fields are:
Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School
Vince Csajbok, Engineering
Samuel G. Lev, Undecided
Max B. Posner, Politics
Montgomery Blair High School
Areeb Gani, Computer Science
Anushka Poddar, Medicine
Kevin Rha, Neuroscience
Winston Churchill High School
Yucheng J. Shao, Computer Science
Walter Johnson High School
Silas O. Hultman, Marine Biology
Richard Montgomery High School
Christian G. Testa, Engineering
Poolesville High School
Brandon M. Kim, Computer Science
Rohin R. Shah, Industrial Engineering
Walt Whitman High School
Alexander G. Campbell, Urban/City Planning
Jake A. Hawks, Electrical Engineering
Eleanor H. Pugh, Foreign Service
Isabel J. Sachs, Medicine
Ethan D. Schenker, Law
Justin Yang, Agricultural Engineering
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