Nine MCPS Students Win National Merit Corporate-Sponsored Scholarships

April 24, 2024

Nine Montogomery County Public Schools (MCPS) students from five high schools have been awarded National Merit corporate-sponsored scholarships financed by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. About 770 high school seniors have been chosen to receive corporate-sponsored National Merit scholarships financed by about 94 corporations, company foundations and other business organizations.

The students are among 21 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 corporate-sponsored scholarships, their intended field of study and sponsors are:

Winston Churchill High School

  • Angie Chen, Biology, Astrazeneca Pharmaceuticals

Clarksburg High School

  • Yalini Anbalagan, Medicine, Bristol Myers Squibb

Poolesville High School

  • Soumya P. Jailwala, Computer Science, Walgreen Co.
  • Aditya Lahiri, Bioinformatics, Astrazeneca Pharmaceuticals
  • Jasmine Q. Li, Engineering, Astrazeneca Pharmaceuticals
  • Milo A. Stammers, Mathematics, Astrazeneca Pharmaceuticals

Rockville High School

  • Maximilian G. Pankowski, Academia, National Distillers Distributors Foundation Scholarship

Thomas S. Wootton High School

  • Rhea Chelar, Computer Science, Mary E. Beyerle Scholarship
  • Carolyn Fu, Law, Geico





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