Redmond High senior earns $2,500 National Merit Scholarship

Redmond High School senior Arjun Narayanan - Courtesy of Lake Washington School District
Redmond High School senior Arjun Narayanan
— image credit: Courtesy of Lake Washington School District

Arjun V. Narayanan, a senior at Redmond High School, has received a $2,500 National Merit Scholarship from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC).

Narayanan was chosen from a pool of more than 15,000 finalists in the 2011 National Merit Scholarship Program.

According to a press release from the NMSC, scholarship winners are the finalists in each state judged to have the strongest combination of accomplishments, skills, and potential for success in rigorous college studies. They were selected by a committee of college admissions officers and high school counselors.

Narayanan is the only student in the Lake Washington School District to receive this scholarship and  will be able to use his award at any regionally accredited U.S. college or university. The press release states that his probable career field is computer science.

NMSC finances most of these single-payment National Merit $2,500 Scholarships. Corporations and company foundations that sponsor awards through NMSC also help underwrite these scholarships with grants they provide in lieu of paying administrative fees.

Narayanan's scholarship was is funded by NMSC.

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