Additional college sponsored Merit Scholarship winners named | Community Spirit
Polk County, Florida-- The National Merit Scholarship Corporation recently named additional College-Sponsored Merit Scholarship winners. Some 2011-2012 senior winners included: Bartow IB’s Emily Lubin and Winter Haven High School’s Mackenzie Nettlow. Mackenzie Nettlow will attend Rice University in Houston, Texas where she hopes to study medicine. Emily Lubin will head to New Orleans, Louisiana to attend Tulane University. She will study law.
College-sponsored awards are renewable for up to four years of undergraduate study at the sponsor institution and provide stipends that range between $500 and $2,000 per year. College-sponsored Merit Scholarship award winners are selected by officials at each college. The amount of the annual stipend is decided by the institution. Finalists who have been accepted for admission and have listed the institution as their first choice by the required deadlines are usually given the distinction.
For more information about the National Merit Scholarship Program please visit the National Merit Scholarship Corporation website: http://www.nationalmerit.org/index.php.
Other students were also named College-Sponsored Merit Scholarship winners. Polk County Public Schools sent out a press release on Wednesday, May 23, 2012 acknowledging the achievements of the following students:
- Leah Spann (Haines City IB)- Vanderbilt University
- Jacob Renuart (Haines City IB) –University of Florida
- Steffanie Munguia (Bartow IB) –University of South Florida
- Samuel Phen (Bartow IB)-University of Florida
- Lindsey Ward (Bartow IB)-University of Texas at Dallas
Release courtesy of the Polk County Public Schools