The National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced today that three Lake Washington School District (LWSD) students will receive National Merit $2500 Scholarships. Fifty-one students were selected statewide for these awards.
The students receiving National Merit $2500 Scholarships are Keenan J. Ganz from Redmond High School; Vaishnavi Phadnis from Nikola Tesla STEM High School; and Anne L. Lee from Nikola Tesla STEM High School
These students are three of the 2,500 distinguished high school seniors nationwide to win this scholarship. They were selected from a talent pool of more than 15,000 outstanding Finalists in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program.
National Merit $2500 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.