Six LWSD students receive National Merit scholarships

The students are six of 2,500 high school seniors nationwide to win this scholarship.

  • Wednesday, May 22, 2019 1:30pm
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The National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced that six Lake Washington School District (LWSD) students will receive National Merit $2,500 scholarships.

Fifty students were selected statewide for these awards.

Here are the students who will receive scholarships.

Redmond High School: Shiven S. Bhatt, Grace Kim, Kenneth W. Ma and Meghna J. Shankar

Nikola STEM High School: Alexia N. Friedman

Juanita High School: Nithish B. Narasimman

These students are six of 2,500 high school seniors nationwide to win this scholarship. They were selected from a talent pool of more than 15,000 finalists in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program.

Scholarship winners are selected by a committee of college admissions officers and high school counselors. They select students based on their academic record, including difficulty level of subjects studied and grades earned; scores from two standardized tests; contributions and leadership in school and community activities; an essay written by the finalist and a recommendation written by a high school official. These scholars may use their awards at any regionally accredited U.S. college or university.

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