The latest lists of National Merit Scholarship winners was released recently and three more students from Davidson are on the list.
Thomas Browning and Sophie Davis are among about 3,500 students nationwide who won National Merit Scholarships financed by colleges and universities. Browning’s scholarship is from Clemson University, where he plans to study mechanical engineering and business administration. Davis got her scholarship from her chosen school, North Texas, where she will study biology and music.
UPDATE (July 23): Another list of college-based National Merit Scholarship winners was released on July 16 and one more Davidson senior was honored — Nandita Dey, who plans to study molecular biology at Vanderbilt.
The National Merit Scholarship Corporation announces college-sponsored, corporate sponsored, and traditional National Merit Scholarship recipients in separate releases during the spring and summer. Another Davidson senior, Rohan Badve, was announced as a National Merit Scholarship winner last month.
One hundred seventy-eight colleges and universities awarded scholarships ranging from $500 to $2,000 through the National Merit Program this year.
Over 1.6 million students in more than 22,000 high schools entered the 2018 Natioanl Merit Scholarship Program when they took the 2016 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test as juniors. About 16,000 were named as semifinalists last fall, and about 7,500 of those semifinalists have been selected to receive scholarships collectively worth over $31 million.