TOWSON, MD– The National Merit Scholarship Corporation has announced that three 2018 Baltimore County Public Schools graduates are amongst the 3,500 winners of National Benefit Scholarships financed by U.S. colleges and universities.The honored students are:
- Malachi M. Fowler, a Nottingham local and Perry Hall High School graduate, who plans to study physics at University of Maryland.Abhinav S. Khushalani, a
- Cockeysville citizen and Dulaney High School graduate, who plans to study computer technology at Northeastern University.Albert J. Ko, an Owings Mills local and Western School of Technology graduate, who plans to participate in Northwestern University.College-sponsored awards offer in between $500 and$2,000 every year for approximately four years of undergraduate study at the organization financing the scholarship.The National Merit Scholarship Program was established in 1955 to honor scholastically skilled American youth. It is carried out by National Benefit Scholarship Corporation, a not-for-profit company that operates without federal government assistance.By the conclusion of this year’s competitors, about 7,500 National Merit Scholar Finalists will have won National Benefit Scholarship Awards worth more than$31 million. In addition to the just-announced college-sponsored scholarships and the previously-announced National Benefit ®$2,500 Scholarships and corporate-sponsored scholarships, additional college-sponsored Merit Scholarship awards will be announced on July 16. More than 1.6 million juniors in 22,000 high schools got in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship competitors when they took the 2016 Preliminary SAT/National Benefit Scholarship Certifying Test(PSAT/NMSQT ® ), which worked as a preliminary screen of program entrants.
Last fall, 16,000 Semifinalists were designated on a state representational basis. From the Semifinalist group, 15,000 met Finalist requirements and half of those will receive Merit Scholarships.