College-sponsored National Merit Scholarship winners are third group to be announced


College-sponsored National Merit Scholarship winners are third group to be announced

The National Merit Scholarship Corporation last week announced more than 3,500 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 2019 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 2019 competition to about 4,100.

This year, 173 higher education institutions are underwriting Merit Scholarship awards through the National Merit Scholarship Program. Sponsor colleges and universities include 95
private and 78 public institutions located in 43 states and the District of Columbia.

This announcement is the third National Merit Scholar release in 2019 by National Merit Scholarship Corporation, which named recipients of corporate-sponsored awards on April 17 and winners of National Merit® $2500 Scholarships on May 8. Additional recipients of college-sponsored awards will be announced on July 15. By the conclusion of this year’s competition, about 7,600 academic champions will have won National Merit Scholarships worth more than $31 million.

The National Merit Scholarship Corporation is a not-for-profit that operates without government assistance. It was established in 1955 to conduct the National Merit Scholarship Program. The majority of National Merit Scholarships provided each year are made possible by the support of approximately 400 independent corporate and college sponsors. These sponsors join NMSC in its efforts to enhance educational opportunities for America’s scholastically talented youth and to encourage the pursuit of academic excellence.

The winners from our area are as follows:

BRENTWOOD 37027

Namrah Ajmal
Probable career field: Bioengineering
BRENTWOOD H. S., BRENTWOOD
NATIONAL MERIT VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP
Vanderbilt University is an independent, privately supported university located in Nashville, Tennessee. It was founded in 1873 and is
named after Cornelius Vanderbilt who provided funds to establish the university. The university offers undergraduate programs in Liberal
Arts, Music, Engineering, Education, and Human Development. Graduate programs are offered in the Humanities, Natural Sciences, Social
Sciences, Business, Engineering, Nursing, Divinity, Law, Medicine, and Public Policy.

Jordan E. Albrecht
Probable career field: Medicine
RAVENWOOD H. S., BRENTWOOD
NATIONAL MERIT UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA SCHOLARSHIP
The University of Alabama offers over 150 undergraduate and 85 graduate majors through 12 divisions. A resident student body of some
18,000 comes from across the nation and over 60 foreign countries. The university has many innovative learning programs, a Law Center, a
School of Mines and Energy Development, a College of Engineering, and a College of Commerce and Business Administration. Student
activities center around some 300 organizations, including fraternal groups, student government, and service organizations.

Dawson Grant Ballard
Probable career field: Computer Engineering
BRENTWOOD H. S., BRENTWOOD
NATIONAL MERIT UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE SCHOLARSHIP
The University of Tennessee, a land-grant and state university, has five campuses, with its largest at Knoxville. From an enrollment of about
50,000 students, approximately 28,000 are men and 22,000 are women. The university has over 25 colleges, divisions, and schools offering
curricula leading to the Bachelor’s degree in over 150 major fields, the Master’s degree in over 125 fields and the Doctor’s degree in over 50
fields. More than 70% of the seniors indicate an intention to take graduate studies.

Cecilia A. Brazil
Probable career field: Computer Science
BRENTWOOD H. S., BRENTWOOD
NATIONAL MERIT PURDUE UNIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP
Purdue University is a state-assisted university system with students on five campuses. Among the 25 largest colleges and universities in
the nation, Purdue’s West Lafayette campus enrollment exceeds 34,000. Undergraduate education at the West Lafayette campus is
organized by academic schools: Agriculture; Consumer and Family Sciences; Education; Engineering; Liberal Arts; Management; Pharmacy,
Nursing and Health Sciences; Science; Technology; and Veterinary Medicine.

Quinn E. Cunneely
Probable career field: Medicine
BRENTWOOD H. S., BRENTWOOD
NATIONAL MERIT UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA SCHOLARSHIP
The University of Alabama offers over 150 undergraduate and 85 graduate majors through 12 divisions. A resident student body of some
18,000 comes from across the nation and over 60 foreign countries. The university has many innovative learning programs, a Law Center, a
School of Mines and Energy Development, a College of Engineering, and a College of Commerce and Business Administration. Student
activities center around some 300 organizations, including fraternal groups, student government, and service organizations.

Patrick R. Holcombe
Probable career field: Statistics
BRENTWOOD H. S., BRENTWOOD
NATIONAL MERIT FORDHAM UNIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP
Fordham, New York City’s Jesuit University, offers a distinctive educational experience, characterized by the rich Jesuit tradition of
education, in the ‘capital of the world.’ Fordham has three residential campuses: green and Gothic Rose Hill; Lincoln Center, in the cultural
heart of Manhattan; and Marymount, in historic Tarrytown, NY. The distinguished faculty is committed to challenging each student to excel,
and the low student-faculty ratio of 11:1 ensures individual attention. Fordham offers more than 65 majors.

Lauren N. Pickens
Probable career field: Elementary Education
BRENTWOOD ACADEMY, BRENTWOOD
NATIONAL MERIT AMERICAN UNIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP
American University is an independent, coeducational institution located on a 78-acre campus in northwest Washington, DC. Strong
emphasis is placed on a liberal arts education integrated with internships, co-ops, and study abroad. Degrees are offered through the
Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business Administration, Public & International Affairs; the Schools of Communication, Education, Justice,
International Service, Government & Public Administration, and Nursing; and a Technical Center.

Lauren R. Shepard
Probable career field: Healthcare
RAVENWOOD H. S., BRENTWOOD
NATIONAL MERIT AUBURN UNIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP
Auburn University, located in Auburn, Alabama, is a state-supported, coeducational, residential, land-grant institution which offers
undergraduate study in over 135 areas and graduate study in over 65 areas. Its degree-granting schools are Agriculture, Architecture & Fine
Arts, Business, Education, Engineering, Home Economics, Pharmacy, and Veterinary Medicine. Graduate and preprofessional study in law
and the medical sciences is also available.

Hutson W. Staggs
Probable career field: Aerospace Engineering
BRENTWOOD H. S., BRENTWOOD
NATIONAL MERIT UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA SCHOLARSHIP
The University of Alabama offers over 150 undergraduate and 85 graduate majors through 12 divisions. A resident student body of some
18,000 comes from across the nation and over 60 foreign countries. The university has many innovative learning programs, a Law Center, a
School of Mines and Energy Development, a College of Engineering, and a College of Commerce and Business Administration. Student
activities center around some 300 organizations, including fraternal groups, student government, and service organizations.

Isabel C. Wilson
Probable career field: Computer Engineering
RAVENWOOD H. S., BRENTWOOD
NATIONAL MERIT ROSE-HULMAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY SCHOLARSHIP
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, founded in 1874, is a privately endowed college of Science and Engineering, situated just east of
Terre Haute, Indiana. Rose-Hulman is a member of the major academic and engineering associations. A small school (1,100 enrollment) by
choice, Rose-Hulman encourages creativity and initiative. Laboratories are designed for individual experimentation rather than
group demonstrations.

Georgia E. Winkler
Probable career field: Economics
BRENTWOOD H. S., BRENTWOOD
NATIONAL MERIT RHODES COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP
Rhodes College is a private liberal arts and sciences college affiliated with the Presbyterian Church, USA. Located on 100 acres in the heart
of Memphis, TN, the campus has beautiful gothic buildings and offers majors in over 24 disciplines. Ninety-six percent of the faculty hold
Ph.D.’s and 25 percent are members of Phi Beta Kappa. The 1,429 students from 37 states and 11 foreign countries enjoy over 60 clubs
while also participating in independent study, student government, and study abroad.

FRANKLIN 37064

Megan A. Juba
Probable career field: Biomedical Engineering
FRED J. PAGE H. S., FRANKLIN
NATIONAL MERIT UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA SCHOLARSHIP
The University of Alabama offers over 150 undergraduate and 85 graduate majors through 12 divisions. A resident student body of some
18,000 comes from across the nation and over 60 foreign countries. The university has many innovative learning programs, a Law Center, a
School of Mines and Energy Development, a College of Engineering, and a College of Commerce and Business Administration. Student
activities center around some 300 organizations, including fraternal groups, student government, and service organizations.

June E. Kolentus
Probable career field: Business Management
FRANKLIN H. S., FRANKLIN
NATIONAL MERIT VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP
Vanderbilt University is an independent, privately supported university located in Nashville, Tennessee. It was founded in 1873 and is
named after Cornelius Vanderbilt who provided funds to establish the university. The university offers undergraduate programs in Liberal
Arts, Music, Engineering, Education, and Human Development. Graduate programs are offered in the Humanities, Natural Sciences, Social
Sciences, Business, Engineering, Nursing, Divinity, Law, Medicine, and Public Policy.

FRANKLIN 37067

Kevin C. Frost
Probable career field: Neuroscience
RAVENWOOD H. S., BRENTWOOD
NATIONAL MERIT UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SCHOLARSHIP
The University of Southern California is private, coeducational, and nonsectarian, and is located in the heart of the city of Los Angeles.
Undergraduate enrollment is nearly 14,000 students. A College of Letters, Arts and Sciences is complemented by 19 professional and
graduate schools offering undergraduate and graduate degrees. Graduate enrollment is about 12,000.

Evelyn Lorei Lanai
Probable career field: Non-Profit Management
FRANKLIN H. S., FRANKLIN
NATIONAL MERIT UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA SCHOLARSHIP
The University of Alabama offers over 150 undergraduate and 85 graduate majors through 12 divisions. A resident student body of some
18,000 comes from across the nation and over 60 foreign countries. The university has many innovative learning programs, a Law Center, a
School of Mines and Energy Development, a College of Engineering, and a College of Commerce and Business Administration. Student
activities center around some 300 organizations, including fraternal groups, student government, and service organizations.

Grace L. Sullivan
Probable career field: History
RAVENWOOD H. S., BRENTWOOD
NATIONAL MERIT BOSTON UNIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP
Boston University is a non-sectarian, privately endowed, coeducational institution. It has an undergraduate enrollment of over 15,000. It
offers undergraduate degrees in Arts and Sciences, Education, Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Hospitality Administration, Engineering,
Theater, Music, Visual Arts, Communication, Management, and University Professors.

William W. Ward
Probable career field: Undecided
CENTENNIAL H. S., FRANKLIN
NATIONAL MERIT UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE SCHOLARSHIP
The University of Tennessee, a land-grant and state university, has five campuses, with its largest at Knoxville. From an enrollment of about
50,000 students, approximately 28,000 are men and 22,000 are women. The university has over 25 colleges, divisions, and schools offering
curricula leading to the Bachelor’s degree in over 150 major fields, the Master’s degree in over 125 fields and the Doctor’s degree in over 50
fields. More than 70% of the seniors indicate an intention to take graduate studies.

FRANKLIN 37069

Olivia C. Bruno
Probable career field: Neurosurgery
FRANKLIN H. S., FRANKLIN
NATIONAL MERIT UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA SCHOLARSHIP
The University of Alabama offers over 150 undergraduate and 85 graduate majors through 12 divisions. A resident student body of some
18,000 comes from across the nation and over 60 foreign countries. The university has many innovative learning programs, a Law Center, a
School of Mines and Energy Development, a College of Engineering, and a College of Commerce and Business Administration. Student
activities center around some 300 organizations, including fraternal groups, student government, and service organizations.

Joshua H. Garretson
Probable career field: Biomedical Engineering
FRANKLIN H. S., FRANKLIN
NATIONAL MERIT UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE SCHOLARSHIP
The University of Tennessee, a land-grant and state university, has five campuses, with its largest at Knoxville. From an enrollment of about
50,000 students, approximately 28,000 are men and 22,000 are women. The university has over 25 colleges, divisions, and schools offering
curricula leading to the Bachelor’s degree in over 150 major fields, the Master’s degree in over 125 fields and the Doctor’s degree in over 50
fields. More than 70% of the seniors indicate an intention to take graduate studies.

Sidney L. Hauk
Probable career field: Religious Service
GRACE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY, FRANKLIN
NATIONAL MERIT TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP
Texas A&M University is chartered by Congress as the state’s land-grant, sea-grant, and space-grant university. Extraordinary faculty and
academic resources annually place Texas A&M among the top 10 producers of sponsored research, according to the National Science
Foundation, in disciplines ranging from the humanities and social sciences to the life sciences and engineering. Outstanding undergraduates
from all 50 states and over 100 nations have access to more than 150 degree programs.

Matthew Ward Jaeger
Probable career field: Mathematics
FATHER RYAN H. S., NASHVILLE
NATIONAL MERIT UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA SCHOLARSHIP
The University of Alabama offers over 150 undergraduate and 85 graduate majors through 12 divisions. A resident student body of some
18,000 comes from across the nation and over 60 foreign countries. The university has many innovative learning programs, a Law Center, a
School of Mines and Energy Development, a College of Engineering, and a College of Commerce and Business Administration. Student
activities center around some 300 organizations, including fraternal groups, student government, and service organizations.

Madeline C. Repath
Probable career field: Environmental Science
FRANKLIN H. S., FRANKLIN
NATIONAL MERIT VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP
Vanderbilt University is an independent, privately supported university located in Nashville, Tennessee. It was founded in 1873 and is
named after Cornelius Vanderbilt who provided funds to establish the university. The university offers undergraduate programs in Liberal
Arts, Music, Engineering, Education, and Human Development. Graduate programs are offered in the Humanities, Natural Sciences, Social
Sciences, Business, Engineering, Nursing, Divinity, Law, Medicine, and Public Policy.

Kate L. Sanborn
Probable career field: Computer Engineering
FRANKLIN H. S., FRANKLIN
NATIONAL MERIT UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA SCHOLARSHIP
The University of Alabama offers over 150 undergraduate and 85 graduate majors through 12 divisions. A resident student body of some
18,000 comes from across the nation and over 60 foreign countries. The university has many innovative learning programs, a Law Center, a
School of Mines and Energy Development, a College of Engineering, and a College of Commerce and Business Administration. Student
activities center around some 300 organizations, including fraternal groups, student government, and service organizations.

Sally E. Shadrach
Probable career field: Undecided
FRANKLIN H. S., FRANKLIN
NATIONAL MERIT UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE SCHOLARSHIP
The University of Tennessee, a land-grant and state university, has five campuses, with its largest at Knoxville. From an enrollment of about
50,000 students, approximately 28,000 are men and 22,000 are women. The university has over 25 colleges, divisions, and schools offering
curricula leading to the Bachelor’s degree in over 150 major fields, the Master’s degree in over 125 fields and the Doctor’s degree in over 50
fields. More than 70% of the seniors indicate an intention to take graduate studies.

SPRING HILL 37174

Brent W. Lane 
Probable career field: Industrial Engineering
INDEPENDENCE H. S., THOMPSON’S STATION
NATIONAL MERIT UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE SCHOLARSHIP
The University of Tennessee, a land-grant and state university, has five campuses, with its largest at Knoxville. From an enrollment of about
50,000 students, approximately 28,000 are men and 22,000 are women. The university has over 25 colleges, divisions, and schools offering
curricula leading to the Bachelor’s degree in over 150 major fields, the Master’s degree in over 125 fields and the Doctor’s degree in over 50
fields. More than 70% of the seniors indicate an intention to take graduate studies.

THOMPSON’S STATION 37179

Fletcher E. Daniel
Probable career field: Undecided
BATTLE GROUND ACADEMY, FRANKLIN
NATIONAL MERIT VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP
Vanderbilt University is an independent, privately supported university located in Nashville, Tennessee. It was founded in 1873 and is
named after Cornelius Vanderbilt who provided funds to establish the university. The university offers undergraduate programs in Liberal
Arts, Music, Engineering, Education, and Human Development. Graduate programs are offered in the Humanities, Natural Sciences, Social
Sciences, Business, Engineering, Nursing, Divinity, Law, Medicine, and Public Policy.

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