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Katy ISD Students Named College-Sponsored Merit Scholarship Winners

The National Merit Scholarship Corporation released the names of more than 2,500 winners of National Merit Scholarships financed by U.S. colleges and universities, according to Katy ISD. Nine students from Katy ISD are among these talented scholarship recipients.

•    Mark Jablinski, Mayde Creek High School; National Merit Baylor University Scholarship; probable career field: mechanical engineering.
•    Henry Wang, Taylor High School; National Merit University of Alabama Scholarship; probable career field: engineering.
•    Jonathan Crookham, Cinco Ranch High School; National Merit W. Harold Otto Scholarship; probable career field: architecture.
•    John Haley, Seven Lakes High School; National Merit University of Oklahoma Scholarship; probable career field: engineering.
•    Brian Lambert, Cinco Ranch High School; National Merit University of Houston Scholarship; probable career field: electrical engineering.
•    Melissa Leroy, Seven Lakes High School; National Merit Texas A&M University Scholarship; probable career field: petroleum engineering.
•    Tianyi Liu, Cinco Ranch High School; National Merit University of Oklahoma Scholarship; probable career field: petroleum engineering.
•    Rajneesh Nair, Seven Lakes High School; National Merit Baylor University Scholarship; probable career field: medicine.
•    Ariana Peruzzi, Cinco Ranch High School; National Merit University of Houston Scholarship; probable career field: music.

Officials of each sponsor college selected their scholarship winners from among the finalists in the 2012 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.

To date this academic year, Katy ISD has had a total of 21 seniors receiving scholarships through the National Merit Scholarship Corporation – four corporate-sponsored Merit Scholarship winners, two National Achievement Scholarship winners, six National Merit Scholarship winners, and the nine students announced this week. An additional group of college-sponsored Merit Scholarship winners is expected to be announced in July.

For more information, visit www.nationalmerit.org. Please mention you found this on www.KatyMagazine.com.

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