Monday, July 11, 2011
Twelve FCPS Students Win College-Sponsored Scholarships from NMSC
Twelve Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) graduates from the class of 2011 have been named winners of college-sponsored scholarships by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC).
Recipients of college-sponsored scholarships from the NMSC, with their probable career fields in parentheses, are:
- Zachary Vickland of Chantilly High School (engineering), National Merit Harvey Mudd College Scholarship.
- Collin Blakley of Madison High School (engineering), National Merit Virginia Tech Scholarship.
- John Borsi of Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (TJHSST) (engineering), National Merit Case Western Reserve University Scholarship.
- Emily Crowe of TJHSST (medicine), National Merit Vanderbilt University Scholarship.
- Karthik Krishnan of TJHSST (medicine), National Merit Washington University in St. Louis Scholarship.
- Rachel Marzen of TJHSST (scientific research), National Merit Rice University Scholarship.
- Nicole Pangilinan of TJHSST (chemical engineering), National Merit Ohio State University Scholarship.
- Suyeon Son of TJHSST (journalism), National Merit University of Maryland Scholarship.
- Alex Weissenfels of TJHSST (optical engineering), National Merit Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology Scholarship.
- Sulan Zheng of TJHSST (engineering), National Merit Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering Scholarship.
- Bryan Trujillo of Westfield High School (medicine), National Merit Harvey Mudd College Scholarship.
- Melanie Barlow of Woodson High School (international relations), National Merit Tulane University Scholarship.
College-sponsored Merit Scholarships provide between $500 and $2,000 annually for up to four years of undergraduate study at the institution financing the scholarship. Nationwide, approximately 8,300 students have won Merit Scholarship awards in 2011.
###Note: For more information, contact the FCPS Department of Communications and Community Outreach at 571-423-1200.