Congratulations to two Bellevue students for winning college-sponsored scholarship awards in the 62nd annual National Merit Scholarship Program.

Claire S. Nave from Interlake HS earned the National Merit Oberlin College Scholarship and Yingxue He from Newport HS earned the Nation merit Northeastern University Scholarship. Both students advanced to Semifinals in the National Merit Scholarship Program based on their 2015 Preliminary SAT (PSAT) scores and to the Finalist level based on a detailed scholarship application.

For more information about the National Merit Scholarship Program, visit

The Bellevue School District acknowledges that we learn, work, live and gather on the Indigenous Land of the Coast Salish peoples, specifically the Duwamish and Snoqualmie Tribes. We thank these caretakers of this land, who have lived and continue to live here, since time immemorial.