National Merit Scholarships: Tucson students are winners

TUCSON, AZ – Five students from Tucson are winners of the second round of the National Merit Scholarship, which awards recipients with $ 2,500.

The first round of company-sponsored scholarships was announced on April 21 and included 18 Arizona students.

For each state, the number of winners is proportional to the state’s percentage of the country’s high school graduates. The program states that the winners will be the finalists “who have the strongest combination of achievement, skills and potential for success in rigorous college studies”.

More than 1.5 million students have applied for the highly competitive scholarship. According to the program, around 7,500 students will receive scholarships totaling $ 30 million in 2021. College-sponsored scholarship winners will be announced in June and July.

Here are the Tucson $ 2,500 Scholarship Winners:

  • Tom M. George (Tucson BASE)
  • Rebecca Y. Han (Tucson Catalina Foothills High School)
  • James J. Yang (Tucson University High School)
  • Konnie G. Huang (Oro Valley BASIS)
  • Benjamin A. Alexander (Oro Valley BASIS)

A total of 16,000 students were selected as finalists for the scholarships. The final winners are candidates who “have the strongest combination of academic ability and achievement, extracurricular achievement, and potential for success in rigorous college studies”.

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