Alaskans earn $2,500 National Merit Scholarships

National Merit® $2500 Scholarship Winners

(Evanston, Illinois) Today, National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced this year’s National Merit $2500 Scholarship winners. The 2,500 Merit Scholar designees were chosen from a talent pool of more than 15,000 outstanding Finalists in the 2014 National Merit Scholarship Program.

National Merit $2500 Scholarship winners are the Finalists in each state judged to have the strongest combination of accomplishments, skills, and potential for success in rigorous college studies. The number of winners named in each state is proportional to the state’s percentage of the nation’s graduating high school seniors.

These Scholars were selected by a committee of college admissions offi cers and high school counselors, who appraised a substantial amount of information submitted by both the Finalists and their high schools: the academic record, including diffi culty level of subjects studied and grades earned; scores from two standardized tests; contributions and leadership in school and community activities; an essay written by the Finalist; and a recommendation written by a high school official.

ALASKA

Sawyer Birnbaum ANCHORAGE

Probable career field: Undecided

WEST ANCHORAGE H. S., ANCHORAGE

 

Madelyn S. Boslough ANCHORAGE

Probable career field: Renewable Energy

WEST ANCHORAGE H. S., ANCHORAGE

 

Thomas A. Krasnican ANCHORAGE

Probable career field: Homeland Security

ROBERT SERVICE H. S., ANCHORAGE

 

HONORARY MERIT SCHOLARSHIP

An Honorary Merit Scholarship award signifies that the Scholar's educational plans or other awards preclude receipt of a monetary scholarship. The student's name is included in the public announcement in recognition of distinguished performance in the competition.

Eli N. Shayer ANCHORAGE

Probable career field: Engineering

WEST ANCHORAGE H. S., ANCHORAGE

 

Kristin M. Winkle ANCHORAGE

Probable career field: Environmental Science

GRACE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL, ANCHORAGE

 

Ruby L. Steedle JUNEAU

Probable career field: Environmental Policy

JUNEAU- DOUGLAS H. S., JUNEAU

 

Juliet T. Bramante SOLDOTNA

Probable career field: Medicine

SOLDOTNA H. S., SOLDOTNA

 



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