Congratulations to the six Bellevue School District high school students who earned National Merit Corporate Scholarships in the first round of awards on April 18  through the 63rd annual National Merit Scholarship Program.

Newport High School
Jimmy Guo, National Merit Siemens Scholarship
Yoeur-Man Mach, National Merit Boeing Scholarship

Interlake High School
Eric Liu, National Merit Omron Scholarship
Tudor Muntianu, National Merit Nvidia Scholarship
Michael Yang,  National Merit Siemens Scholarship
Peishan Jiang, National Merit Boeing Scholarship

Approximately 1,000 distinguished high school seniors across the country have won corporate-sponsored National Merit Scholarship awards financed by about 200 corporations, company foundations, and other business organizations. Scholars were selected from students who advanced to the finalist level in the National Merit Scholarship competition and met criteria of their scholarship sponsors. 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.

Most of these awards are renewable for up to four years of undergraduate study and provide annual stipends that range from $500 to $10,000 per year. Some provide a single payment between $2,500 and $5,000. Recipients can use their awards at any regionally accredited
U.S. college or university of their choice.