Seventeen Students Receive $2,500 National Merit Scholarships

May 10, 2023

Seventeen MCPS students from seven high schools have been awarded National Merit $2,500 scholarships financed by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation.

The students are among 44 high school seniors in Maryland to be selected in the latest group of National Merit Scholarship Program recipients. The scholars were selected from a pool of more than 15,000 finalists, and will receive a one-time award of $2,500 for post-secondary education.

The National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) was established in 1955 to honor scholastically talented youth and encourage academic excellence at all levels of education. The scholarships are privately funded by NMSC, and are underwritten by more than 400 independent corporate and college sponsors.

The 2023 MCPS $2,500 scholarship recipients, their schools and probable career fields are:

Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School

Vince Csajbok, Engineering

Samuel G. Lev, Undecided

Max B. Posner, Politics

Montgomery Blair High School

Areeb Gani, Computer Science

Anushka Poddar, Medicine

Kevin Rha, Neuroscience

Winston Churchill High School

Yucheng J. Shao, Computer Science

Walter Johnson High School

Silas O. Hultman, Marine Biology

Richard Montgomery High School

Christian G. Testa, Engineering

Poolesville High School

Brandon M. Kim, Computer Science

Rohin R. Shah, Industrial Engineering

Walt Whitman High School

Alexander G. Campbell, Urban/City Planning

Jake A. Hawks, Electrical Engineering

Eleanor H. Pugh, Foreign Service

Isabel J. Sachs, Medicine

Ethan D. Schenker, Law

Justin Yang, Agricultural Engineering



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