Sue Kiesewetter reports:
Two Lakota East High School seniors are among 1,000 students nationally who are receiving corporate scholarships in the National Merit Scholarship program.
Scholarships range from $500 to $10,000 per year, with most renewable for up to four years. Exact amounts of the scholarships are not released by National Merit.
Jeffrey Back is receiving a Macy’s award and plans to study industrial design. Jamie Silver is receiving a Siemens scholarship and plans to study computer programming.
The scholarships can be used at any college or university in the country. The announcement is the first of four scholarship releases of corporate, college and National Merit scholarships that will be awarded between April and July to finalists who represent less than one percent of all seniors nationally.
Altogether, about 8,000 finalists will have been selected to receive scholarships valued at more than $35 million by the end of July.
The finalists were among 1.5 million who entered the 2013 competition by taking the 2011 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test as juniors.
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