Posted: Wednesday, May 30, 2012

GCS Students Receive National Merit Recognition

Three GCS Students Earn National Merit $2,500 Scholarships

Three seniors from Greenville County Schools have earned $2,500 National Merit Scholarships. The $2,500 Merit Scholar designees were chosen from a talent pool of more than 15,000 outstanding Finalists in the 2012 National Merit Scholarship Program.

  • Caroline M. Caldwell, Eastside High School
    Probable Career Field: International Health Science
  • Thomas H. Pulliam, Wade Hampton High School
    Probable Career Field: Biomedical Engineering
  • Charlotte How, Riverside High School
    Probable Career Field: Medicine/Religious Service

National Merit $2,500 Scholarship winners are the Finalists judged to have the strongest combination of accomplishments, skills, and potential for success in rigorous college studies. They were selected by a committee of college admissions officers and high school counselors. These Scholars may use their awards at any regionally accredited U.S. college or university.

Three GCS Seniors Receive National Merit College-sponsored Scholarships

Three Greenville County Schools seniors have been selected to receive National Merit Scholarships financed by colleges and universities, joining more than 2,500 winners nationwide. Officials of each sponsor college selected their winners from among 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.Another group of Scholars will be announced in July.

This year, 197 higher education institutions are underwriting Merit Scholarship awards. Sponsor colleges include 117 private and 80 public institutions.

Greenville County Schools Recipients:

  • Shannon R. Hood, Southside High Academy
    University of South Carolina - Biology
  • Lindsay N. Melton, J.L. Mann High Academy
    Clemson University – Dietetics
  • Laura A. Woodlee, Mauldin High School
    University of South Carolina – Environmental Science & Biology

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