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Two Marjory Stoneman Douglas High Students, National Corporate-Sponsored Merit Scholarship Winners

Friday, April 21, 2017

Two Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students are named National Merit Scholarship recipients by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation in its first group of winners announced in the 62nd annual National Merit Scholarship Program. More than 1,000 distinguished high school seniors have won corporate-sponsored National Merit Scholarship awards financed by about 200 corporations, company foundations and other business organizations.

Congratulations to Broward County Public Schools National Merit Scholarship winners:
  • Samantha Bishop, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School,  National Merit Motorola Solutions Scholarship
  • Nicholas R. Sileo, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, National Merit Motorola Solutions Scholarship
The program honors high school seniors who show exceptional academic ability and potential for success in rigorous college studies. Corporate sponsors provide National Merit Scholarships for Finalists who are children of their employees, who are residents of communities the company serves, or who plan to pursue college majors or careers the sponsor wishes to encourage.

“These students have demonstrated remarkable academic success and we are extremely proud of their accomplishments,” said BCPS Superintendent Robert W. Runcie. “Our scholars worked incredibly hard to earn these prestigious scholarships, and we wish them all the best as they prepare for college and their futures.”

The corporate-sponsored National Merit Scholarship awards provide between $500 and $10,000 per year of college undergraduate study and are renewable for up to four years. Recipients can use their awards at any regionally accredited U.S. college or university of their choice.

“Committed to educating all students to reach their highest potential.”

Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is the sixth largest school district in the nation and the second largest in the state of Florida. BCPS is Florida’s first fully accredited school system since 1962. BCPS has over 271,000 students and approximately 175,000 adult students in 236 schools, centers and technical colleges, and 99 charter schools. BCPS serves a diverse student population, with students representing 208 different countries and 181 different languages. To learn more, visit browardschools.com. Follow BCPS on Twitter @browardschools and Facebook at facebook.com/browardschools, and download the free BCPS mobile app.