Sue Kiesewetter reports:
Ten Mason area high school seniors are among 44 Tristate students and 2,500 nationally who will receive college funded scholarships from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. Scholarships range from $500 to $2,000 per year, renewable for up to four years. Exact amounts of the scholarships are not released by National Merit.
The awards come from 117 private and 80 public colleges and universities located in 45 states and the District of Columbia.
Wednesday’s announcement was the third of four releases naming recipients of corporate, college and National Merit scholarships that are being awarded to National Merit finalists in the 2012 competition. The last group of winners will be announced in July.
The recipients – who represent less than 1 percent of all seniors nationally – were among 1.5 million students who entered the 2012 competition by taking the 2010 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test as juniors.
The winners are listed by their high schools and include the school issuing the scholarship and the student’s probably career field.
Kings: Lauren Dennison, University of Georgia, oncology research; Sabrina Halligan, Miami University, translation
Mars Hill Academy: Esther Cunningham, Wheaton College, education; David Giese, Xavier University, math
Mason: Andrew Carlin, Clemson University, product design engineering; Jonathan Chen, Northeastern University, pharmacy; Emma Headley, Case Western Reserve University, biomedical engineering; Andrew Holderbaum, Ohio State University, biology; Daniel Lang, Washington University at St. Louis, medicine; Karen Zhang, University of Cincinnati, piano music
For a complete list of the Tristate’s 44 Merit scholars, go to www.cincinnati.com.