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Wednesday, National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced over 3,500 winners of National Merit Scholarships financed by U.S. colleges and universities.

Officials of each sponsor college selected their scholarship winners from among the finalists in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program who plan to attend their institution. These awards provide between $500 and $2,000 annually for up to four years of undergraduate study at the institution fi nancing the scholarship. An additional group of Scholars will be announced in July, bringing the total number of college-sponsored Merit Scholarship recipients in the 2019 competition to about 4,100.

This year, 173 higher education institutions are underwriting Merit Scholarship awards through the National Merit Scholarship Program. Sponsor colleges and universities include 95 private and 78 public institutions located in 43 states and the District of Columbia.

Frisco residents or Frisco ISD students selected for college-sponsored scholarships are:

Pavan K. Govu – Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science, Denton

Probable Career Field: Computer Science

Rishika C. Kaja – Greenhill School, Addison

Probable Career Field: Medicine

Karissa R. Lonon – Wakeland H. S., Frisco

Probable Career Field: Medicine

Elizabeth J. Piper – Liberty H. S., Frisco

Probable Career Field: Surgical Medicine

Elizabeth G. Wigglesworth – Independence H. S., Frisco

Probable Career Field: Computer Science

Jeff Young – Independence H. S., Frisco

Probable Career Field: Biomedical Engineering

Sruthi P. Suresh – Liberty H. S., Frisco

Probable Career Field: Biomedicine

Shruti Bindingnavile – Liberty H. S., Frisco

Probable Career Field: Cardiology

Rick T. Li – Liberty H. S., Frisco

Probable Career Field: Healthcare

Sayyant Rath – Liberty H. S., Frisco

Probable Career Field: Mechanical Engineering

Arjun S. Venkat – Liberty H. S., Frisco

Probable Career Field: Computer Programming

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