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National Merit Scholarships announced

Posted: May 27, 2014 - 10:07am

Several Faulkner County students have been awarded National Merit Scholarships.

The National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) has announced approximately 2,500 winners of National Merit Scholarships financed by U.S. colleges and universities. Officials of each sponsor college selected their scholarship winners from among the finalists in the 2014 National Merit Scholarship Program who plan to attend their institution. These awards provide between $500 and $2,000 annually for up to four years of undergraduate study at the institution financing the scholarship. An additional group of scholars will be announced in July, bringing the total number of college-sponsored Merit Scholarship recipients in the 2014 competition to approximately 4,500.

This year, 190 higher education institutions are underwriting Merit Scholarship awards through the National Merit Scholarship Program. Sponsor colleges and universities include 113 private and 77 public institutions located in 44 states and the District of Columbia.

Recipients include:

Emily E. Bradley, Conway High School, Probable career field: Writing

NATIONAL MERIT UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS, FAYETTEVILLE SCHOLARSHIP

The University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, is the land grant and state university offering undergraduate, professional, masters, and doctoral degree programs in the Colleges of Agriculture and Home Economics, Arts and Sciences, Business Administration, Education, Engineering, and the Schools of Architecture and Law. The Fayetteville campus consists of 15,000 students and a nationally recognized faculty dedicated to providing a relevant and quality learning environment.

Kelly C. Glover, Vilonia High School, Probable career field: Computer Engineering

NATIONAL MERIT UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS, FAYETTEVILLE SCHOLARSHIP

Collie M. Shaw, Conway High School, Probable career field: Surgical Medicine

NATIONAL MERIT UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS, FAYETTEVILLE SCHOLARSHIP

Madison L. Shaw, Conway High School, Probable career field: Surgical Medicine

NATIONAL MERIT UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS, FAYETTEVILLE SCHOLARSHIP

James C. Matthews, Greenbrier High School, Probable career field: Civil Engineering

NATIONAL MERIT UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS, FAYETTEVILLE SCHOLARSHIP

Grace A. Thomasson Maumelle High School, Probable career field: Biomedical Engineering

NATIONAL MERIT HENDRIX COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP

Hendrix College, a coeducational institution of 1,000 students located in Conway, Arkansas, is a college of Liberal Arts & Sciences related to the United Methodist Church. Hendrix takes seriously the imperative of excellence in its obligations to educate its students and to work with the church and community in the service of humanity. The college offers the degree of Bachelor of Arts in 21 major fields of study.

Over 65 percent of the graduates each year pursue some form of graduate or professional study.

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