Lake Washington High School student earns National Merit Boeing Scholarship

Lake Washington School District Students Receive National Merit Corporate-Sponsored Scholarships Four students among 1,000 distinguished students recognized nationwide

The National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced today that four Lake Washington School District students will receive National Merit Corporate-Sponsored Scholarships financed by three of the 200 companies, foundations and other business organizations that sponsor these scholarships. These four students are among the 1,000 distinguished high school seniors nationwide to win these scholarships. Three of these students attend Redmond High School and one attends Lake Washington High School.

The following students will receive the scholarships:

  • Jeremy Housekeeper, Lake Washington High School – National Merit Boeing Scholarship
  • Briana Gahler, Redmond High School – National Merit Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) Scholarship
  • Sam Keller, Redmond High School – National Merit Boeing Scholarship
  • Kathryn Norton, Redmond High School – National Merit Synopsys, Inc. Scholarship

Scholars were selected from students who advanced to the Finalist level in the National Merit Scholarship Competition and met the criteria of their scholarship sponsors. Corporate sponsors provide National Merit Scholarships for Finalists who are children of their employees, residents of the communities the company serves, or who plan to pursue college majors or careers the grantor wishes to encourage.

Most of these awards are renewable for up to four years of college undergraduate study and provide annual stipends that range from $500 to $10,000 per year. Some provide a single payment between $2,500 and $5,000. Recipients can use their awards at any regionally accredited U.S. college or university of their choice.