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Haynes Academy’s Emin Kazan Named College-Sponsored National Merit Scholar

Emin Kazan

Recent Haynes Academy graduate Emin Kazan is among a select group of students in the nation to be named a college-sponsored National Merit Scholar.

The member of the Class of 2018 was among the approximately 550 winners announced today by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC). These National Merit Scholarships are financed by colleges and universities. These Merit Scholars join approximately 3,500 other college-sponsored award recipients who were announced in June.

Kazan was awarded the National Merit Texas A&M University Scholarship. His probable career field is computer science.

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.

Officials of each sponsor college selected their scholarship winners from among the Finalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program who will attend their institution. College-sponsored awards provide between $500 and $2,000 annually for up to four years of undergraduate study at the institution financing the scholarship. This year, 178 colleges and universities are sponsoring more than 4,000 Merit Scholarship awards. Sponsor colleges include 100 private and 78 public institutions located in 44 states and the District of Columbia.

This final group of winners brings the number of 2018 National Merit Scholars to more than 7,500. These distinguished high school graduates will receive scholarships for undergraduate study worth a total of over $31 million. In addition to college-sponsored awards, two other types of National Merit Scholarships were offered—2,500 National Merit $2500 Scholarships, for which all Finalists competed, and approximately 1,000 corporate-sponsored Merit Scholarship awards for Finalists who met criteria specified by their grantor organizations.

Two other JPPSS students were named National Merit Scholars this year. Eight JPPSS students were named National Merit Finalists.