Five MCPS Students Earn College-Sponsored National Merit Scholarships

July 24, 2019

Five Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) students have earned college- and university-sponsored National Merit Scholarships in the latest round of awards from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation.

Each sponsoring college or university selected scholarship winners from among the finalists in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program. These awards provide between $500 and $2,000 annually for up to four years of undergraduate study at the institution financing the scholarship.

The winners, their intended career fields and the sponsoring university or college are:

Montgomery Blair High School

  • Vijay M. Balakrishnan, computer science, University of Maryland
  • David D. Fang, academia, University of Maryland
  • Justin Caeleb Hudis, computer programming, University of Maryland

Richard Montgomery High School

  • Layna R. Lu, medicine, Northwestern University
  • Charese T. Vo, homeland security, University of Maryland

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