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Bolingbrook HS Senior Named National Merit finalist

Bolingbrook High School senior Sandeep Bharadwaj is now eligible to receive one of three types of Merit Scholarship awards.

Bolingbrook High School senior Sandeep Bharadwaj is a National Merit Scholarship Program Finalist.

As such he could receive one of three types of Merit Scholarship awards:

National Merit® $2500 Scholarships: Every Finalist competes for these single payment scholarships, which are awarded on a state representational basis. Winners are selected without consideration of family financial circumstances, college choice, or major and career plans.

Corporate-sponsored Merit Scholarship awards: Corporate sponsors designate their awards for children of their employees or members, for residents of a community where a company has operations, or for Finalists with career plans the sponsor wishes to encourage. These scholarships may either be renewable for four years of undergraduate study or one-time awards.

College-sponsored Merit Scholarship awards: Officials of each sponsor college select winners of their awards from Finalists who have been accepted for admission and have informed NMSC by the published deadlines that the sponsor college or university is their first choice. These awards are renewable for up to four years of undergraduate study.

Bharadwaj’s path to becoming a finalist started last year with the initial screening of 1.5 million students who took the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.

He is the second ranking student in the BHS Class of 2013 and already holds a Bruce Fishkin Scholarship good for four years of undergraduate education at a higher institution of his choice. The young man, who hopes to go into medicine, scored a perfect 800 on his SAT II Math Level 2 subject test as a junior and an almost perfect 790 on his SAT Chemistry subject test. He also scored perfect 5’s on all of his Advanced Placement tests.

Roughly 8,000 students nationwide are selected as NMSC Finalists.  All winners of Merit Scholarship® awards are chosen from the Finalist group, based on their abilities, skills, and accomplishments.

Editor's note: This is a press release from Valley View School District 365U. 

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MC February 14, 2013 at 01:56 PM
Great Job! Your town is proud of you.
Bob Jonas February 14, 2013 at 04:42 PM
Congrats. Best of Luck.
Sheri February 15, 2013 at 02:15 AM
Congratulations!! We are indeed so proud of you!

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