Posted: Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Ten GCS Students Earn College-Sponsored Merit Scholarships

Ten seniors have been named recipients of National Merit Scholarships financed by colleges and universities. They join approximately 4,000 other college-sponsored award recipients nationwide.

Grace E. Anderson
Eastside High
Probable Career: Nutrition/Dietetics
National Merit University of Kentucky Scholarship

Emily C. Grant
Eastside High
Probable Career: Bioengineering
National Merit Clemson University Scholarship

McKenzie D. Fletcher
J.L. Mann High Academy
Probable Career:  Bioengineering
National Merit Clemson University Scholarship

William Burris Gibson
J.L. Mann High Academy
Probable Career: International Business
National Merit University of South Carolina Scholarship

Christian M. Hansen
Mauldin High
Probably Career: Computer Science
National Merit University of Florida Scholarship

Sarai S. Dai
Riverside High
Probable Career: Law
National Merit University of South Carolina Scholarship

Nathaniel A. Boen
Southside High Academy
Probable Career:  Finance
National Merit University of South Carolina Scholarship

Anna L. Hardison
Southside High Academy
Probable Career: Engineering
National Merit Clemson University Scholarship

Andrew N. Reeves
Travelers Rest High
Probable Career: Computer Programming
National Merit University of South Carolina Scholarship

Thomas Martin Elgin
Wade Hampton High
Probable Career: Mathematics
National Merit University of South Carolina Scholarship

Officials of each sponsor college selected their scholarship winners from among the 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.

This year, 184 colleges and universities are sponsoring Merit Scholarship awards. Sponsor colleges include 106 private and 78 public institutions located in 45 states and the District of Columbia.

This final group of winners brings the number of 2016 National Merit Scholars to more than 7,500. These distinguished high school graduates will receive scholarships for undergraduate study worth a total of approximately $33 million. Earlier this spring, NMSC announced winners of corporate-sponsored Merit Scholarship awards and National Merit $2,500 Scholarships.


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