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The National Merit Scholarship Corp. has announced the winners of more than 2,500 awards financed by U.S. colleges and universities, including three from Fayette County Public Schools. They are among the 43 Kentucky seniors in this wave of scholarship recipients.
Henry Clay High School:
Jenny Lee, law, University of Chicago
Tates Creek High School
Emily Griggs, education/library science, University of Kentucky
Johnson Lam, forensics, University of Kentucky
Officials from each sponsor college selected their scholarship recipients from among the finalists in the 2012 National Merit Scholarship Program. These awards provide between $500 and $2,000 annually for up to four years of undergraduate study.
Additional college-sponsored award winners will be announced in July. Recipients of corporate-sponsored awards were released in April (none from FCPS), and winners of National Merit $2,500 scholarships on May 2. By the conclusion of this year’s competition, about 8,300 academic champions will have won scholarships worth more than $35 million.
FCPS had 26 semifinalists in the running this year. Generally, about 90 percent of semifinalists advance, and more than half receive awards.
The National Merit Scholarship Corp. is a not-for-profit entity established in 1955 to conduct this annual scholarship program. The awards are underwritten by NMSC, universities and business organizations.