National Excellence Scholarship Awarded to a Santa Rosa Resident
SANTA ROSA, CA – A resident of Santa Rosa has been named a National Merit Fellow and will receive a scholarship for his undergraduate university education.
National Merit Fellow Schuyler Jones, who attends Stevenson Pebble Beach School, was among a group of 3,100 recipients announced Wednesday. Fellows will receive between $ 500 and $ 2,000 per year for up to four years of undergraduate study at the institution funding their scholarship, a press release said.
Jones plans to study environmental science at the University of South Florida.
“The University of South Florida has four campuses, in Tampa (main campus), St. Petersburg, Sarasota and Lakeland. The university welcomes more than 41,000 undergraduate, master’s and doctoral students. College and School programs in Arts and Sciences, Architecture, Business, Education, Engineering, Health Sciences, Honors, Marine Sciences, Medicine, nursing, public health, visual and performing arts, and pre-medical preparations. Specialized students benefit from unique undergraduate research opportunities ”, the National Society for Merit Scholarships mentionned.
The national merit recipients announced this week will have their scholarships funded by the colleges and universities they attend. One hundred and sixty colleges and universities – including 85 private schools and 75 public schools – participated in the merit scholarship program in 2021.
An additional group of college-sponsored National Merit Fellows will be announced in July, the scholarship company said. This group is one of some 7,500 National Merit Scholarship winners to be selected by the end of 2021. National Merit Scholarships via Company Sponsored Awards and Scholarships the company’s $ 2,500 was announced earlier in the spring.
Over 1.5 million juniors nationwide have entered the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program when they passed the 2019 SAT / National Merit Scholarship Qualification Preliminary Test, the company said. About 17,000 semi-finalists, or less than 1% of the country’s high school students, were announced last fall.
Semi-finalists had to write an essay and detail their extracurricular activities, awards and leadership positions to become a finalist. About half of the 16,000 finalists will be merit scholars by the end of the year, the company said.
– Local patch editor Gideon Rubin contributed to this report.