National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced over 3,100 winners of National Merit Scholarships financed by U.S. colleges and universities.
Officials of each sponsor college selected their scholarship winners from among the finalists in the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program who plan to attend their institution. These awards provide between $500 and $2,000 annually for up to four years of undergraduate study at the institution financing the scholarship. An additional group of scholars will be announced in July, bringing the total number of college-sponsored Merit Scholarship recipients in the 2021 competition to about 4,000.
This year, 160 higher education institutions are underwriting Merit Scholarship awards through the National Merit Scholarship Program. Sponsor colleges and universities include 85 private and 75 public institutions located in 42 states and the District of Columbia.
The announcement is the third National Merit Scholar release in 2021 by National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC®). NMSC named recipients of corporate-sponsored awards on April 21 and winners of National Merit® $2500 scholarships on May 12. Additional recipients of college-sponsored awards will be announced on July 12. By the conclusion of this year’s competition, about 7,500 academic champions will have won National Merit Scholarships worth approximately $30 million. Awardees include:
Krissie Essilfie of Glendale who attends Flintridge Preparatory School in La Cañada Flintridge and plans to attend the University of Southern California to study international relations; Sarah Nakama of Glendale who attends Crescenta Valley High School in La Crescenta and plans to attend the University of Southern California to study computer science; Jennifer L. Spinoglio of Glendale who attends Westridge School in Pasadena and plans to attend the University of Chicago to study public policy; Simone M. Kang of La Cañada Flintridge who attends Westridge School in Pasadena and plans to attend Texas A&M University to study computer engineering; Amelia E. Seropian of La Cañada Flintridge who plans to attend the University of Chicago to study fine arts; Sarah Ashley Thein of La Cañada Flintridge who attends Polytechnic School in Pasadena and plans to attend the University of Chicago to study neuroscience.