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Four Additional BCPS Seniors Named 2015 National Merit Scholars

Monday, July 13, 2015
Today, July 13, 2015, National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced four additional Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) seniors as winners of National Merit Scholarships financed by U.S. colleges and universities. Each sponsor college selected its scholarship winners from the elite group of finalists in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program. These Merit Scholar designees join more than 2,200 other college-sponsored award recipients who were announced in late May.

Congratulations to the following 2015 College-Sponsored National Merit Scholarship winners:

Silvia Daniela Moreno
National Merit University of Chicago Scholarship, Pompano Beach High School

Olivia R. Bergeron-Oakes
National Merit Florida State University Scholarship, Coral Glades High School

Jennifer A. Schonberger
National Merit Northwestern University Scholarship, Cypress Bay High School

Kerstin Yu
National Merit University of Miami Scholarship, Cypress Bay High School

Officials of each sponsor college selected their scholarship winners from 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.

“We are extremely proud of all of our dedicated and hard working students,” said Broward County Public Schools Superintendent Robert W. Runcie. “We congratulate them and their families on this outstanding accomplishment.”

This final group of National Merit Scholarship winners brings the number of BCPS 2015 National Merit Scholars to 24 – eight National Achievement Scholarships; eight corporate-sponsored National Merit Scholarships; and eight college-sponsored National Merit Scholarships.

Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is the sixth largest public school system in the United States and the second largest in the state of Florida. BCPS is Florida’s first fully accredited school system since 1962. BCPS has over 260,000 students and approximately 175,000 adult students in 237 schools, centers and technical colleges, and 99 charter schools. BCPS serves a diverse student population. Students are from 204 different countries and speak 135 different languages. For more information about BCPS, visit browardschools.com, follow us on Twitter @Browardschools, like us on Facebook at facebook.com/browardschools, and download the free BCPS mobile app.