Five more local students receive National Merit Scholarships

Five local high school graduates will be awarded college-sponsored National Merit Scholarships, according to the National Merit Scholarship Corporation.

About 1,600 scholarships, financed by U.S. colleges and universities, were announced Monday. The awards provide between $500 and $2,000 annually for up to four years of undergraduate study at the institution financing the scholarship.

It’s the final announcement of recipients from the organization, which has awarded over $35 million in scholarships to about 8,000 students this year.

The designees join approximately 2,500 other college-sponsored award recipients who were announced in late May.

The following local students are the winners announced Monday by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation:

National Merit University of Arkansas, Fayetteville Scholarship

  • Aaron E. Koch, Fayetteville High School, seeking a career in biomedical engineering
  • Ryan J. Thompson, Har-Ber High School, seeking a career in mechanical engineering

National Merit Michigan State University

  • Katherine M. Magoulick, Haas Hall Academy, seeking a career in biology

National Merit University of Texas at Dallas Scholarship

  • Courtney D. Griggs, Bentonville High School, seeking a career in biomedical engineering

National Merit Transylvania University

  • Alicia F. Hoke, Bentonville High School, seeking a career in law

» See the eight local winners announced in May