Local Students Earn Merit Scholarships
(Undated) – Five area students have won a prestigious scholarship that goes to only a few thousand students nationwide each year.
The National Merit Scholarships are sponsored by 117 private and 80 public institutions in 45 states and the District of Columbia. The National Merit Scholarship Corporation provides between $500 and $2,000 annually for up to four years of undergraduate study at the institution ï¬nancing the scholarship.
Only about 8,300 high school seniors will receive National Merit Scholarships for college undergraduate study worth over $35 million.
Here are the five local students awarded with the scholarship, the school sponsoring them, and their planned field of study:
Lawrenceburg homeschooler Joshua Orndorff, Texas A&M University, computer science
Harrison High School – Michelle Bell, University of Kentucky, pharmacy
Ryle High School – Erin Deja, University of Kentucky, pharmacy
Grant County High School – Cory Gray, University of Kentucky, computer science
Walton homeschooler Michael Butler, University of Kentucky, law