Thirteen Students Win National Merit Corporate-Sponsored Scholarships

April 26, 2023

Thirteen MCPS students from five high schools have been awarded National Merit corporate-sponsored scholarships financed by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. About 840 high school seniors have been chosen to receive corporate-sponsored National Merit scholarships financed by about 107 corporations, company foundations and other business organizations.

The students are among 25 high school seniors in Maryland to be selected in the latest group of National Merit Scholarship Program recipients. Most of these awards are renewable for up to four years of college undergraduate study and provide annual stipends that range from $1,000 to $10,000 per year. Some provide a single payment between $2,500 and $5,000.

The National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) was established in 1955 to honor scholastically talented youth and encourage academic excellence at all levels of education.

MCPS winners of the scholarships, the corporate sponsors and their intended fields of study are:

Montgomery Blair High School

Julia A. Gelfond, Specialty Materials Manufacturing and Materials Technology, Materials Science         

Joshua Hsieh, Leidos, Inc., Applied Mathematics

Katalina N. Li, Mary E. Beyerle Scholarship, Public Health

Kevin Y. Yao, CACI, Computer Engineering

Winston Churchill High School

Emily Huang, Geico, Education

Tej Mehta, Leidos, Inc., Computer Science

Eric Yao, Mary E. Beyerle Scholarship, Computer Science

Andrew B. Yu, Astrazeneca Pharmaceuticals, Statistics

Col. Zadok Magruder High School

Julia E. Perkins, FTS International, LLC, Engineering

Richard Montgomery High School

Crystal C. Li, Mary E. Beyerle, Academia

Tanya Paul, Leidos, Inc., Computer Science

Poolesville High School

Isabel Wu, Geico, Computer Science

Andrew Z. Yuan, Eaton, Computer Science


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