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Seven Parkway students awarded college-sponsored National Merit scholarships

6/15/2017 -- Seven Parkway seniors were awarded National Merit scholarships. These awards provide between $500 and $2,000 annually for up to four years of undergraduate study at the institution financing the scholarship. The Parkway students are:


Central High

James Kim, Jr.

University of Missouri-Columbia

Probable career field: Mechanical Engineering


Emily Kang

University of Chicago

Probable career field: English Literature


North High

Jillian Day

University of Southern California

Probable career field: Medicine


Aditya Gokhale

Vanderbilt University

Probable career field: Computer Science


South High

Nabeel Sait

Saint Louis University

Probable career field: Law


West High

Gregory Shank

University of Alabama

Probable career field: Chemical Engineering


Angela Lily Tsao

University of Georgia

Probable career field: Environmental Policy


The students join more than 3,200 winners of National Merit Scholarships financed by colleges. Officials of each sponsor college selected their scholarship winners from among finalists in the National Merit Scholarship program who plan to attend their institution. This year, 182 higher education institutions are underwriting scholarship awards through the National Merit program. Sponsor colleges and universities include 103 private and 79 public institutions located in 44 states and the District of Columbia.