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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.

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