Loudoun Students Win National Merit Scholarships

Six Loudoun County students won corporate-sponsored National Merit Scholarship awards financed by about 200 companies, company foundations, and other business organizations.

Scholars were selected from students who advanced to the finalist level in the National Merit Scholarship competition and met criteria of their scholarship sponsors. Corporate sponsors provide National Merit Scholarships for finalists who are children of their employees, are residents of communities the company serves, or plan to pursue college majors or careers the sponsor wishes to encourage.

Most of their awards are renewable for up to four years of undergraduate study and provide annual stipends that range from $500 to $10,000 per year.

The Loudoun students who are recipients of these scholarships are: Dominion High School student Katerina S. Banks, who won the National Merit Lockheed Martin Academic Scholarship; Broad Run High School student Jessica V. Liu, winner of a National Merit Northrop Grumman Scholarship; Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology student Sahith R. Malyala, who won the National Merit CACI Scholarship; Briar Woods High School student Derek V. Mamrol, who was chosen for the National Merit Lockheed Martin Academic Scholarship; Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology student Christopher C. Morris, winner of the National Merit Lockheed Martin Academic Scholarship; Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology student Kaushik Praveen Venkatesh, who also won a National Merit Northrop Grumman Scholarship.

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