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Three Indian American Students Named National Merit $2,500 Scholarship Winners

National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced this year’s National Merit $2500 Scholarship winners. This year three Indian American students are named National Merit $2500 Scholarship winners.  The winners are…

Ananya Sahiba Dewan of North Las Vegas– Probable career field: Medicine.  Currently attending Northwest Career and Technical Academy, Las Vegas

Yatin J. Chandar of Reno – Probable career field: Aerospace Engineering.  Currently attending The Davidson Academy, Reno. 

Nikesh O. Mishra of Reno – Probable career field: Medicine.  Currently attending The Davidson Academy, Reno.

The 2,500 Merit Scholar designees were chosen from a talent pool of more than 15,000 outstanding Finalists in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program. National Merit $2500 Scholarship winners are the Finalists in each state judged to have the strongest combination of accomplishments, skills, and potential for success in rigorous college studies.

These Scholars were selected by a committee of college admissions officers and high school counselors, who appraised a substantial amount of information submitted by both the Finalists and their high schools: the academic record, including difficulty level of subjects studied and grades earned; scores from two standardized tests; contributions and leadership in school and community activities; an essay written by the Finalist; and a recommendation written by a high school official.

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