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SV Graduate named National Merit Scholarship Winner

The National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced over 2,600 winners of National Merit Scholarships financed by U.S. colleges and universities, including Seneca Valley’s own Mr. Daniel Spear, a recent 2022 graduate, has been offered a National Merit Purdue University Scholarship. D. Spear


Officials of each sponsor college selected their scholarship winners from among the Finalists in the 2022 National Merit Scholarship Program who plan to attend their institution. These awards provide between $500 and $2,000 annually for up to four years of undergraduate study at the institution financing the scholarship. An additional group of Scholars will be announced in July, bringing the total number of college-sponsored Merit Scholarship recipients in the 2022 competition to about 4,000. 


This year, 155 higher education institutions are underwriting Merit Scholarship awards through the National Merit Scholarship Program. Sponsor colleges and universities include 82 private and 73 public institutions located in 42 states and the District of Columbia. 


“I’m excited to study computer science at Purdue University. They have helped with this goal by presenting me with a Purdue Merit Scholarship based upon my qualifications as a National Merit Scholar finalist for my high PSAT score,” said Seneca Valley ‘22 graduate, Daniel Spear. 


College-sponsored Merit Scholarship winners are a part of the distinguished group of about 7,500 high school seniors who will receive National Merit Scholarships for college undergraduate study worth nearly $28 million. Earlier this spring, NMSC announced winners of corporate-sponsored Merit Scholarship awards and National Merit $2,500 Scholarships.