The National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced over 1,000 additional winners of National Merit Scholarships financed by colleges and universities, including two GCS graduates.
Greenville High Academy graduate David W. Usher is a recipient of this scholarship. David’s probable career field is Biomedicine and he has received a National Merit Clemson University Scholarship.
J.L. Mann Academy graduate Kayla M. Burrell received the National Merit Furman University Scholarship. She plans to major in Education.
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, 160 colleges and universities are sponsoring about 4,100 Merit Scholarship awards. Sponsor colleges include 85 private and 75 public institutions located in 42 states and the District of Columbia.
This final group of winners brings the number of 2021 National Merit Scholars to about 7,500. These distinguished high school graduates will receive scholarships for undergraduate study worth a total of nearly $30 million. In addition to college-sponsored awards, two other types of National Merit Scholarships were offered—2,500 National Merit $2500 Scholarships, for which all Finalists competed, and more than 1,000 corporate-sponsored Merit Scholarship awards for Finalists who met criteria specified by their grantor organizations.