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Westerville Central graduate awarded National Merit Scholarship

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Justin Wade, a 2020 graduate of Westerville Central High School, is a recipient of a National Merit Nationwide Foundation Scholarship, according to a recent announcement by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC).

Wade joins more than 3,300 other college-sponsored award recipients announced in June. Officials of each sponsor college selected 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. This year, 167 colleges and universities are sponsoring about 4,100 Merit Scholarship awards. 

In addition to college-sponsored awards, two other types of National Merit Scholarships were offered—2,500 National Merit $2,500 Scholarships, for which all finalists competed, and more than 1,000 corporate-sponsored Merit scholarship awards for finalists who met criteria specified by sponsoring organizations.

In all, about 7,600 students have received 2020 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $30 million.