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Two GA Seniors Win National Merit College-Sponsored Merit Scholarship Awards

The National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced that it has selected two Germantown Academy seniors as recipients of a College-Sponsored Merit Scholarship.

Jade Dohner '21 is the recipient of the National Merit Case Western Reserve University Scholarship. Helen Wu '21 is the recipient of the National Merit University of Chicago Scholarship.

From approximately 1.6 million students who entered the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program, only about 16,000 were named Semifinalists. They were designated on a state representational basis, in proportion, to each state’s percentage of the national total of graduating high school seniors. In order to advance in the competition and be considered for a Merit Scholarship award, a Semifinalist had to become a Finalist by fulfilling several requirements that included submitting a detailed scholarship application and presenting a record of very high academic performance. All winners of the 7,5000 National Merit Scholarships were chosen from the group of approximately 15,000 distinguished Finalists.

Congratulations, Jade and Helen!