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The National Merit Scholarship Corporation last week announced more than 3,500 winners of National Merit Scholarships financed by U.S. colleges and universities.

Officials of each sponsor college selected their scholarship winners from among the finalists in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program who plan to attend their institution. These

awards provide between $500 and $2,000 annually for up to four years of undergraduate study at the institution financing the scholarship. An additional group of scholars will be announced in July, bringing the total number of college-sponsored Merit Scholarship recipients in the 2019 competition to about 4,100.

This year, 173 higher education institutions are underwriting Merit Scholarship awards through the National Merit Scholarship Program. Sponsor colleges and universities include 95

private and 78 public institutions located in 43 states and the District of Columbia.

This announcement is the third National Merit Scholar release in 2019 by National Merit Scholarship Corporation, which named recipients of corporate-sponsored awards on April 17 and winners of National Merit® $2500 Scholarships on May 8. Additional recipients of college-sponsored awards will be announced on July 15. By the conclusion of this year’s competition, about 7,600 academic champions will have won National Merit Scholarships worth more than $31 million.

The National Merit Scholarship Corporation is a not-for-profit that operates without government assistance. It was established in 1955 to conduct the National Merit Scholarship Program. The majority of National Merit Scholarships provided each year are made possible by the support of approximately 400 independent corporate and college sponsors. These sponsors join NMSC in its efforts to enhance educational opportunities for America’s scholastically talented youth and to encourage the pursuit of academic excellence.

The winners from our area are as follows:

BRENTWOOD 37027

Namrah Ajmal

Probable career field: Bioengineering

BRENTWOOD H. S., BRENTWOOD

NATIONAL MERIT VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP

Vanderbilt University is an independent, privately supported university founded in 1873 and is named after Cornelius Vanderbilt who provided funds to establish the university. The university offers undergraduate programs in Liberal Arts, Music, Engineering, Education, and Human Development. Graduate programs are offered in the Humanities, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, Business, Engineering, Nursing, Divinity, Law, Medicine, and Public Policy.

Jordan E. Albrecht

Probable career field: Medicine

RAVENWOOD H. S., BRENTWOOD

NATIONAL MERIT UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA SCHOLARSHIP

The University of Alabama offers over 150 undergraduate and 85 graduate majors through 12 divisions. A resident student body of some 18,000 comes from across the nation and over 60 foreign countries. The university has many innovative learning programs, a Law Center, a School of Mines and Energy Development, a College of Engineering, and a College of Commerce and Business Administration. Student activities center around some 300 organizations, including fraternal groups, student government, and service organizations.

Dawson Grant Ballard

Probable career field: Computer Engineering

BRENTWOOD H. S., BRENTWOOD

NATIONAL MERIT UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE SCHOLARSHIP

The University of Tennessee, a land-grant and state university, has five campuses, with its largest at Knoxville. From an enrollment of about 50,000 students, approximately 28,000 are men and 22,000 are women. The university has over 25 colleges, divisions, and schools offering curricula leading to the Bachelor’s degree in over 150 major fields, the Master’s degree in over 125 fields and the Doctor’s degree in over 50 fields. More than 70% of the seniors indicate an intention to take graduate studies.

Cecilia A. Brazil

Probable career field: Computer Science

BRENTWOOD H. S., BRENTWOOD

NATIONAL MERIT PURDUE UNIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP

Purdue University is a state-assisted university system with students on five campuses. Among the 25 largest colleges and universities in the nation, Purdue’s West Lafayette, Indiana, campus enrollment exceeds 34,000. Undergraduate education at the West Lafayette campus is organized by academic schools: Agriculture; Consumer and Family Sciences; Education; Engineering; Liberal Arts; Management; Pharmacy, Nursing and Health Sciences; Science; Technology; and Veterinary Medicine.

Quinn E. Cunneely

Probable career field: Medicine

BRENTWOOD H. S., BRENTWOOD

NATIONAL MERIT UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA SCHOLARSHIP

The University of Alabama offers over 150 undergraduate and 85 graduate majors through 12 divisions. A resident student body of some 18,000 comes from across the nation and over 60 foreign countries. The university has many innovative learning programs, a Law Center, a School of Mines and Energy Development, a College of Engineering, and a College of Commerce and Business Administration. Student activities center around some 300 organizations, including fraternal groups, student government, and service organizations.

Patrick R. Holcombe

Probable career field: Statistics

BRENTWOOD H. S., BRENTWOOD

NATIONAL MERIT FORDHAM UNIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP

Fordham, New York City’s Jesuit University, offers a distinctive educational experience, characterized by the rich Jesuit tradition of education, in the ‘capital of the world.’ Fordham has three residential campuses: green and Gothic Rose Hill; Lincoln Center, in the cultural heart of Manhattan; and Marymount, in historic Tarrytown, New York. The distinguished faculty is committed to challenging each student to excel, and the low student-faculty ratio of 11:1 ensures individual attention. Fordham offers more than 65 majors.

Lauren N. Pickens

Probable career field: Elementary Education

BRENTWOOD ACADEMY, BRENTWOOD

NATIONAL MERIT AMERICAN UNIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP

American University is an independent, coeducational institution located on a 78-acre campus in northwest Washington, D.C. Strong emphasis is placed on a liberal arts education integrated with internships, co-ops, and study abroad. Degrees are offered through the Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business Administration, Public & International Affairs; the Schools of Communication, Education, Justice, International Service, Government & Public Administration, and Nursing; and a Technical Center.

Lauren R. Shepard

Probable career field: Healthcare

RAVENWOOD H. S., BRENTWOOD

NATIONAL MERIT AUBURN UNIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP

Auburn University, located in Auburn, Alabama, is a state-supported, coeducational, residential, land-grant institution which offersundergraduate study in over 135 areas and graduate study in over 65 areas. Its degree-granting schools are Agriculture, Architecture & FineArts, Business, Education, Engineering, Home Economics, Pharmacy, and Veterinary Medicine. Graduate and pre-professional study in law and the medical sciences is also available.

Hutson W. Staggs

Probable career field: Aerospace Engineering

BRENTWOOD H. S., BRENTWOOD

NATIONAL MERIT UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA SCHOLARSHIP

The University of Alabama offers over 150 undergraduate and 85 graduate majors through 12 divisions. A resident student body of some 18,000 comes from across the nation and over 60 foreign countries. The university has many innovative learning programs, a Law Center, a School of Mines and Energy Development, a College of Engineering, and a College of Commerce and Business Administration. Student activities center around some 300 organizations, including fraternal groups, student government, and service organizations.

Isabel C. Wilson

Probable career field: Computer Engineering

RAVENWOOD H. S., BRENTWOOD

NATIONAL MERIT ROSE-HULMAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY SCHOLARSHIP

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, founded in 1874, is a privately endowed college of Science and Engineering, situated just east of Terre Haute, Indiana. Rose-Hulman is a member of the major academic and engineering associations. A small school (1,100 enrollment) by choice, Rose-Hulman encourages creativity and initiative. Laboratories are designed for individual experimentation rather than group demonstrations.

Georgia E. Winkler

Probable career field: Economics

BRENTWOOD H. S., BRENTWOOD

NATIONAL MERIT RHODES COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP

Rhodes College is a private liberal arts and sciences college affiliated with the Presbyterian Church, USA. Located on 100 acres in the heart of Memphis, Tennessee, the campus has beautiful gothic buildings and offers majors in over 24 disciplines. Ninety-six percent of the faculty hold Ph.D.’s and 25 percent are members of Phi Beta Kappa. The 1,429 students from 37 states and 11 foreign countries enjoy over 60 clubs while also participating in independent study, student government, and study abroad.

FRANKLIN 37064

Megan A. Juba

Probable career field: Biomedical Engineering

FRED J. PAGE H. S., FRANKLIN

NATIONAL MERIT UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA SCHOLARSHIP

The University of Alabama offers over 150 undergraduate and 85 graduate majors through 12 divisions. A resident student body of some 18,000 comes from across the nation and over 60 foreign countries. The university has many innovative learning programs, a Law Center, a School of Mines and Energy Development, a College of Engineering, and a College of Commerce and Business Administration. Student activities center around some 300 organizations, including fraternal groups, student government, and service organizations.

June E. Kolentus

Probable career field: Business Management

FRANKLIN H. S., FRANKLIN

NATIONAL MERIT VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP

Vanderbilt University is an independent, privately supported university founded in 1873 and is named after Cornelius Vanderbilt who provided funds to establish the university. The university offers undergraduate programs in Liberal Arts, Music, Engineering, Education, and Human Development. Graduate programs are offered in the Humanities, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, Business, Engineering, Nursing, Divinity, Law, Medicine, and Public Policy.

FRANKLIN 37067

Kevin C. Frost

Probable career field: Neuroscience

RAVENWOOD H. S., BRENTWOOD

NATIONAL MERIT UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SCHOLARSHIP

The University of Southern California is private, coeducational, and nonsectarian, and is located in the heart of the city of Los Angeles. Undergraduate enrollment is nearly 14,000 students. A College of Letters, Arts and Sciences is complemented by 19 professional and graduate schools offering undergraduate and graduate degrees. Graduate enrollment is about 12,000.

Evelyn Lorei Lanai

Probable career field: Non-Profit Management

FRANKLIN H. S., FRANKLIN

NATIONAL MERIT UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA SCHOLARSHIP

The University of Alabama offers over 150 undergraduate and 85 graduate majors through 12 divisions. A resident student body of some 18,000 comes from across the nation and over 60 foreign countries. The university has many innovative learning programs, a Law Center, a School of Mines and Energy Development, a College of Engineering, and a College of Commerce and Business Administration. Student activities center around some 300 organizations, including fraternal groups, student government, and service organizations.

Grace L. Sullivan

Probable career field: History

RAVENWOOD H. S., BRENTWOOD

NATIONAL MERIT BOSTON UNIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP

Boston University is a non-sectarian, privately endowed, coeducational institution. It has an undergraduate enrollment of over 15,000. It offers undergraduate degrees in Arts and Sciences, Education, Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Hospitality Administration, Engineering, Theater, Music, Visual Arts, Communication, Management, and University Professors.

William W. Ward

Probable career field: Undecided

CENTENNIAL H. S., FRANKLIN

NATIONAL MERIT UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE SCHOLARSHIP

The University of Tennessee, a land-grant and state university, has five campuses, with its largest at Knoxville. From an enrollment of about 50,000 students, approximately 28,000 are men and 22,000 are women. The university has over 25 colleges, divisions, and schools offering curricula leading to the Bachelor’s degree in over 150 major fields, the Master’s degree in over 125 fields and the Doctor’s degree in over 50 fields. More than 70% of the seniors indicate an intention to take graduate studies.

FRANKLIN 37069

Olivia C. Bruno

Probable career field: Neurosurgery

FRANKLIN H. S., FRANKLIN

NATIONAL MERIT UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA SCHOLARSHIP

The University of Alabama offers over 150 undergraduate and 85 graduate majors through 12 divisions. A resident student body of some 18,000 comes from across the nation and over 60 foreign countries. The university has many innovative learning programs, a Law Center, a School of Mines and Energy Development, a College of Engineering, and a College of Commerce and Business Administration. Student activities center around some 300 organizations, including fraternal groups, student government, and service organizations.

Joshua H. Garretson

Probable career field: Biomedical Engineering

FRANKLIN H. S., FRANKLIN

NATIONAL MERIT UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE SCHOLARSHIP

The University of Tennessee, a land-grant and state university, has five campuses, with its largest at Knoxville. From an enrollment of about 50,000 students, approximately 28,000 are men and 22,000 are women. The university has over 25 colleges, divisions, and schools offering curricula leading to the Bachelor’s degree in over 150 major fields, the Master’s degree in over 125 fields and the Doctor’s degree in over 50 fields. More than 70% of the seniors indicate an intention to take graduate studies.

Sidney L. Hauk

Probable career field: Religious Service

GRACE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY, FRANKLIN

NATIONAL MERIT TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP

Texas A&M University is chartered by Congress as the state’s land-grant, sea-grant, and space-grant university. Extraordinary faculty and academic resources annually place Texas A&M among the top 10 producers of sponsored research, according to the National Science Foundation, in disciplines ranging from the humanities and social sciences to the life sciences and engineering. Outstanding undergraduates from all 50 states and over 100 nations have access to more than 150 degree programs.

Matthew Ward Jaeger

Probable career field: Mathematics

FATHER RYAN H. S., NASHVILLE

NATIONAL MERIT UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA SCHOLARSHIP

The University of Alabama offers over 150 undergraduate and 85 graduate majors through 12 divisions. A resident student body of some 18,000 comes from across the nation and over 60 foreign countries. The university has many innovative learning programs, a Law Center, a School of Mines and Energy Development, a College of Engineering, and a College of Commerce and Business Administration. Student activities center around some 300 organizations, including fraternal groups, student government, and service organizations.

Madeline C. Repath

Probable career field: Environmental Science

FRANKLIN H. S., FRANKLIN

NATIONAL MERIT VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP

Vanderbilt University is an independent, privately supported university founded in 1873 and is named after Cornelius Vanderbilt who provided funds to establish the university. The university offers undergraduate programs in Liberal Arts, Music, Engineering, Education, and Human Development. Graduate programs are offered in the Humanities, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, Business, Engineering, Nursing, Divinity, Law, Medicine, and Public Policy.

Kate L. Sanborn

Probable career field: Computer Engineering

FRANKLIN H. S., FRANKLIN

NATIONAL MERIT UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA SCHOLARSHIP

The University of Alabama offers over 150 undergraduate and 85 graduate majors through 12 divisions. A resident student body of some 18,000 comes from across the nation and over 60 foreign countries. The university has many innovative learning programs, a Law Center, a School of Mines and Energy Development, a College of Engineering, and a College of Commerce and Business Administration. Student activities center around some 300 organizations, including fraternal groups, student government, and service organizations.

Sally E. Shadrach

Probable career field: Undecided

FRANKLIN H. S., FRANKLIN

NATIONAL MERIT UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE SCHOLARSHIP

The University of Tennessee, a land-grant and state university, has five campuses, with its largest at Knoxville. From an enrollment of about 50,000 students, approximately 28,000 are men and 22,000 are women. The university has over 25 colleges, divisions, and schools offering curricula leading to the Bachelor’s degree in over 150 major fields, the Master’s degree in over 125 fields and the Doctor’s degree in over 50 fields. More than 70% of the seniors indicate an intention to take graduate studies.

SPRING HILL 37174

Brent W. Lane 

Probable career field: Industrial Engineering

INDEPENDENCE H. S., THOMPSON’S STATION

NATIONAL MERIT UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE SCHOLARSHIP

The University of Tennessee, a land-grant and state university, has five campuses, with its largest at Knoxville. From an enrollment of about 50,000 students, approximately 28,000 are men and 22,000 are women. The university has over 25 colleges, divisions, and schools offering curricula leading to the Bachelor’s degree in over 150 major fields, the Master’s degree in over 125 fields and the Doctor’s degree in over 50 fields. More than 70% of the seniors indicate an intention to take graduate studies.

THOMPSON’S STATION 37179

Fletcher E. Daniel

Probable career field: Undecided

BATTLE GROUND ACADEMY, FRANKLIN

NATIONAL MERIT VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP

Vanderbilt University is an independent, privately supported university founded in 1873 and is named after Cornelius Vanderbilt who provided funds to establish the university. The university offers undergraduate programs in Liberal Arts, Music, Engineering, Education, and Human Development. Graduate programs are offered in the Humanities, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, Business, Engineering, Nursing, Divinity, Law, Medicine, and Public Policy.

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