Fourteen Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) students have earned college- and university-sponsored National Merit Scholarships in the latest round of awards from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation.
Each sponsoring college or university selected scholarship winners from among the finalists in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program. These awards provide between $500 and $2,000 annually for up to four years of undergraduate study at the institution financing the scholarship.
The 14 college-sponsored scholarship recipients bring the MCPS total of National Merit Scholarship winners to 49, with one more round of winners to be named in July. Earlier this year, it was announced that 35 MCPS students had been awarded National Merit Scholarships—seven earned corporate-sponsored scholarships, 21 earned National Merit $2,500 Scholarships and seven earned National Achievement Scholarships.
The winners, their intended career fields and the sponsoring university or college are:
Montgomery Blair High School
Brianna M. Kitts, University of Maryland, materials engineering
Richard Montgomery High School
Jeffrey Feng, University of Maryland, computer science
Hannah Horng, University of Maryland, bioengineering
Jessica S. Kang, University of Maryland, biology
Benjamin N. Koppel, Carleton College, economics
David T. Nguyen, University of Maryland, mechanical engineering
Walter Johnson High School
Alexander L. Bai, University of Chicago, mathematics
Naomi N. Gancz, University of Chicago, psychology
Walt Whitman High School
Max E. Goldberg, University of Chicago, physics
Thomas S. Wootton High School
Jeremy J. Chung, University of Maryland, computer science
Jason A. Hall, University of Richmond, law
Katherine I. Kim, University of Maryland, physical therapy
Alexander G. Mazze, University of Maryland, medicine
Eric Wang, University of Maryland, dentistry