Two Redmond-area students receive National Merit scholarships

Senior Rishi Ramesh from Nikola Tesla STEM High School and Sean Gallagher from The Bear Creek School will receive National Merit Corporate-Sponsored Scholarships.

Scholarships are financed by about 200 corporations, company foundations and other business organizations. Ramesh and Gallagher are two of 1,000 high school seniors nationwide to win National Merit scholarships.

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.

Ramesh and Gallagher will receive National Merit Boeing scholarships. This merit scholarship is awarded annually to children of Boeing employees as part of their comprehensive aid to education program.

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.