South’s Jenna Johnston Earns National Merit Valparaiso University Scholarship


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National Merit Scholarship Corporation just named about 900 additional winners of National Merit Scholarships financed by colleges and universities.  Included on the list was Jenna H. Johnston, a Westerville South High School graduate, who earned a National Merit Valparaiso University (Indiana) scholarship.  Johnston’s probable career field is Environmental Science. The latest scholar designees join more than 3,200 other college-sponsored award recipients who were announced in June.

Officials of each sponsor college selected their scholarship winners from among the Finalists in the National merit Scholarship Program who will attend their institution.  College-sponsored awards provide between $500 and $2,000 annually for up to four years of undergraduate study at the institution financing the scholarship. 

This year, 182 colleges and universities are sponsoring more than 4,000 Merit Scholarship awards.  Sponsor colleges include 103 private and 79 public institutions located in 44 states and the District of Columbia.