The Edmond Sun

Education

June 26, 2014

NMSC names college-sponsored merit scholarship winners

EDMOND — The third announcement of National Merit Scholarship Corporation winners were announced recently naming about 2,500 winners of scholarships financed by U.S. colleges and universities.

Officials of each sponsor college selected their scholarship winners from among the finalists in the 2014 National Merit Scholarship Program who plan to attend their institution. The 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 2014 competition to about 4,500.

NMSC named recipients of corporate-sponsored awards April 23 and winners of National Merit $2,500 scholarships May 7. Additional recipients of college-sponsored awards will be announced July 14. By the conclusion of this year’s competition, about 8,000 academic champions will have won National Merit scholarships worth more than $35 million.

This year, 190 higher-education institutions are underwriting merit scholarship awards through the National Merit Scholarship Program. Sponsor colleges and universities include 113 private and 77 public institutions located in 44 states and the District of Columbia.

Edmond area students receiving university scholarships

• Jasmin V. Aprile who was home schooled. Her probable career field is Human Rights. She received an University of Oklahoma National Merit Scholarship.

• Jacob M. Bardell graduated from Deer Creek High School and plans to go into surgical medicine. He received an University of Oklahoma National Merit Scholarship.

• Mallory K. Bowman graduated from Edmond Memorial High School and plans to major in writing. She received an University of Oklahoma National Merit Scholarship.

• Preston Myunghoon Choi graduated from Edmond Memorial High School and plans to major in the field of medicine. He received an University of Oklahoma National Merit Scholarship.

• Riley D. Choquette graduated from Edmond North High School and plans to major in mechanical engineering. He received a Baylor University National Merit Scholarship.  

• Mitchell P. Ford graduated from Edmond North High School and plans to major in mechanical engineering. He received an Oklahoma State University National Merit Scholarship.

• Joseph C. Geatches graduated from Edmond North High School and plans to major in engineering. This National Merit $2,500 Scholarship is supported by National Merit Scholarship Corporation’s own funds. Nearly all National Merit $2,500 Scholarship recipients of 2014 were announced publicly by NMSC in May. The award this student was chosen to receive became available after that announcement.

• Kari T. Hall was home schooled and plans to major in healthcare. She received an University of Oklahoma National Merit Scholarship.

• Sarah R. Helsley graduated from Santa Fe High School and has not chosen a career field. She received an University of Oklahoma National Merit Scholarship.

• Steven B. Kappen graduated from Santa Fe High School and plans to major in medicine. He received the National Merit David A. Burr Scholarship.

• Uday Kohli graduated from Edmond North High School and plans to major in medicine. He received an University of Oklahoma National Merit Scholarship.

• Parker Lowe LaMascus graduated from Memorial High School and plans to major in architectural engineering. He received an Oklahoma Christian University National Merit Scholarship.

• Steve P. Reiley graduated from Edmond North High School and plans to major in petroleum engineering. He received an University of Oklahoma National Merit Scholarship.

• Derek E. Richards graduated from Crossings Christian School and plans on majoring in Electrical Engineering. He received a Texas A&M National Merit Scholarship.

• Tyler C. Robison graduated from Edmond Memorial High School and plans to major in biomedicine. He received a National Merit David A. Burr Scholarship.

• Grant K. Schatzman graduated from Deer Creek High School and plans to major in writing. He received a National Merit David A. Burr Scholarship.

• Alexandra S. Woolsey graduated from Edmond Santa Fe High School and plans to major in mathematics. She received a University of Oklahoma National Merit Scholarship.

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