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Area students earn College-Sponsored Merit Scholarships

May 28, 2014

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Seven area high school seniors have been awarded college-sponsored scholarships through the National Merit Scholarship Corporation.

The college-sponsored awards are one of three types of scholarships students can earn through the National Merit Scholarship program. Recipients of the corporate-sponsored scholarships were announced in April, and winners of the National Merit $2,500 scholarships were announced May 7.

The college-sponsored scholarships are financed by U.S. colleges and universities. Officials from each sponsor college selected their scholarship winners from among the finalists in the 2014 National Merit Scholarship Program who plan to attend their institutions.

The awards range from $500 to $2,000 a year, for up to four years of undergraduate study.

Winners of the college-sponsored scholarships from Douglas County include:

• Logan Brown, Free State High School: National Merit Vanderbilt University Scholarship. Brown said her probable career field will be in public policy.

• Drewrey T. Bryant, Lawrence High School: National Merit University of Oklahoma Scholarship. Bryant's probable career field is video game design.

• Lawrence M. Chen, Free State High School: Kansas University's National Merit W. Harold Otto Scholarship. His probable career field is chemical engineering.

• Aaron S. Gehrke, Free State High School: Kansas University's National Merit W. Harold Otto Scholarship. His probable career field is nanotechnology.

• Ian W. Hierl, Lawrence High School: Kansas University's National Merit W. Harold Otto Scholarship. His probable career field is mathematics.

• Kristofer A. Knudson, Bishop Seabury Academy: National Merit Oklahoma State University Scholarship. His probable career field is mathematics.

• Nathan A. Lane, Free State High School: Kansas University's National Merit W. Harold Otto Scholarship. His probable career field is mathematics.

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