Posted: Wednesday, June 7, 2017
Nine GCS Students Earn College-Sponsored Merit Scholarships
Nine 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. (Not pictured: Alyssa Campanelli, Briana Parcell, Matthew Robison)
Anna L. Fox, Eastside High, Mathematics, National Merit Clemson University Scholarship
Davis W. Crews, Eastside High, Biomedical Engineering, National Merit Vanderbilt University Scholarship
Maria L. Sellers, Wade Hampton High, Genetics, National Merit Vanderbilt University Scholarship
Alyssa A. Campanelli, Riverside High,Medicine, National Merit University of South Carolina Scholarship
Briana L. Parcell, Riverside High, Genetics, National Merit Clemson University Scholarship
Matthew E. Robison, Riverside High
Software Engineering, National Merit Rochester Institute of Technology Scholarship
Samyuktha M. Comandur, Southside High, Computer Science, National Merit University of South Carolina Scholarship
Christopher W. Gantt, Mauldin High, Computer Engineering, National Merit Clemson University Scholarship
Samantha E. Hutter, J. L. Mann High Academy, Chemical Engineering, National Merit Clemson University 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, 182 colleges and universities are sponsoring Merit Scholarship awards. Sponsor colleges include 103 private and 79 public institutions located in 44 states and the District of Columbia.
This final group of winners brings the number of 2017 National Merit Scholars to more than 7,500. These distinguished high school graduates will receive scholarships for undergraduate study worth a total of over $32 million. Earlier this spring, NMSC announced winners of corporate-sponsored Merit Scholarship awards and National Merit $2,500 Scholarships.