McKinney, Texas – On Monday, National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced approximately 1,700 additional winners of National Merit Scholarships financed by colleges and universities.
Katherine Procter and Blair Walker, both recent graduates of McKinney Boyd High School are among those recipients. Procter has earned the National Merit Texas A&M University Scholarship, and Walker is the recipient of the National Merit Trinity University Scholarship.
Procter and Walker join more than 2,200 other college-sponsored award recipients who were announced in late May.
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, 183 colleges and universities are sponsoring about 3,900 Merit Scholarship awards. Sponsor colleges include 106 private and 77 public institutions located in 44 states and the District of Columbia.
This final group of winners brings the number of 2015 National Merit Scholars to about 7,400. These distinguished high school graduates will receive scholarships for undergraduate study worth a total of more than $32 million. In addition to college-sponsored awards, two other types of National Merit Scholarships were offered—2,500 National Merit $2500 Scholarships, for which all Finalists competed, and approximately 1,000 corporate-sponsored Merit Scholarship awards for Finalists who met criteria specified by their grantor organizations.
Information provided by National Merit Scholarship Corporation
McKinney ISD Press Release