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BCPS Announces Final 2022 National Merit Scholarship Winners

National Merit Scholars

Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) announces additional College-sponsored National Merit Scholarship winners. Congratulations to three students named in the final group of 2022 National Merit Scholars. 

  • Gabriel DeBarros
    National Merit Florida State University Scholarship
    Cypress Bay High School 
  • Vraj Patel
    National Merit University of Florida Scholarship
    Western High School 
  • Lexi Schwartzberg
    National Merit University of Central Florida Scholarship
    Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School  

These distinguished high school graduates join more than 7,200 scholars who will receive scholarships for undergraduate study worth nearly $28 million. In addition to college-sponsored awards, two other types of National Merit Scholarships were offered – National Merit $2,500 Scholarships, in which all finalists competed, and about 1,000 corporate-sponsored Merit Scholarship awards for finalists who met criteria specified by their grantor organizations.  

In all, 21 BCPS scholars were awarded 2022 National Merit Scholarships. In three spring releases, the National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced winners of corporate-sponsored Merit Scholarship awards, National Merit $2,500 Scholarship awards, and the first group of college-sponsored Merit Scholarship awards. 

The National Merit Scholarship Program honors individual students who show exceptional academic ability and potential for success in rigorous college studies. 




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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, serving more than 256,000 students and approximately 110,000 adult learners in 241 schools, centers and technical colleges, and 91 charter schools. BCPS supports a diverse student population representing 170 different countries and speaking 147 languages. To connect with BCPS, visit, follow us on Twitter @browardschools, on Facebook at, and download the free BCPS mobile app.