LWSD students receive National Merit corporate scholarships

Two students are from Tesla STEM and one is from Juanita.

  • Thursday, April 25, 2019 5:00pm
  • Life

Three Lake Washington School District seniors will receive National Merit corporate-sponsored scholarships.

Two students are from Nikola Tesla STEM High School and one student is from Juanita High School.

Redmond resident Christine Lee and Sammamish resident Lauren Kim from Tesla STEM as well as Kirkland’s Alyssa Kuraishi from JHS will all recieve the National Merit Boeing scholarship.

National Merit corporate-sponsored scholarships are financed by about 160 corporations, company foundations and other business organizations. The LWSD students are three of 1,000 high school seniors nationwide, and just 19 in Washington, to win these scholarships.

According to a press release, scholars are selected from students who advance to the finalist level in the National Merit scholarship competition and met the criteria of their scholarship sponsors. Corporate sponsors provide scholarships for finalists who are children of their employees, who are residents of communities the company serves, or who plan to pursue college majors or careers the sponsor wishes to encourage.

Most of these awards are renewable for up to four years of college undergraduate study and provide annual stipends that range from $500-$10,000 per year. Some provide a single payment between $2,500 and $5,000. Recipients can use their awards at any regionally accredited U.S. college or university of their choice.

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