Seven JPPSS students win National Merit college-sponsored scholarships

Group ShotThe National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) awarded college scholarships to seven students in the Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS).

Five students from Haynes Academy for Advanced Studies and two from Patrick F. Taylor Science and Technology Academy were named College-Sponsored Merit Scholarship Winners. These awards provide between $500 and $2,000 annually for up to four years of undergraduate study at the institution financing the scholarship. These Class of 2016 winners from JPPSS are listed below.

NMSC announced approximately 3,000 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 2016 National Merit Scholarship Program who plan to attend their institution. An additional group of Scholars will be announced in July, bringing the total number of college-sponsored Merit Scholarship recipients in the 2016 competition to approximately 4,000. This year, 184 higher education institutions are underwriting Merit Scholarship awards through the National Merit Scholarship Program. Sponsor colleges and universities include 106 private and 78 public institutions located in 45 states and the District of Columbia.

College-sponsored Merit Scholarship winners announced today are a part of the distinguished group of about 7,500 high school seniors who will receive National Merit Scholarships for college undergraduate study worth approximately $33 million. Earlier this spring, NMSC announced winners of corporate-sponsored Merit Scholarship awards and National Merit $2500 Scholarships.

This announcement is the third National Merit Scholar release in 2016 by NMSC. NMSC named recipients of corporate-sponsored awards on April 20 and winners of National Merit $2500 Scholarships on May 11. Additional recipients of college-sponsored awards will be announced on July 18. By the conclusion of this year’s competition, about 7,500 academic champions will have won National Merit Scholarships worth approximately $33 million.