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Feb. 11, 2019 - 108 Finalists Named in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program

Plano ISD joins with the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) in recognizing 108 students who have been awarded finalist standing in the 64th Annual National Merit Scholarship Program. Beginning in March and continuing to July, NMSC notifies approximately 7,500 finalists at their home addresses that they have been selected to receive a Merit Scholarship® award. All finalists will be considered for National Merit Scholarships to be offered in 2019.

Merit Scholarship® awards are of three types:

  • 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. Merit Scholarship® awards are supported by some 420 independent sponsors and by NMSC's own funds. Sponsor organizations include corporations and businesses, company foundations, professional associations as well as colleges and universities.

Congratulations to the following students who have reached finalist standing:

Plano East Senior High School

  • Tarun R. Cherukuri
  • Thomas H. Dang
  • Tin T. Diep
  • Jason R. D'Souza
  • Bruno G. Fazzani
  • Sanya P. Ganta
  • Sujai Hiremath
  • Annie J. Hsu
  • Vincent M. Huynh
  • Rishad Islam
  • Dhvani Jain
  • Alina M. Jarrett
  • Thomas Ken Jarvis
  • Anusheh H. Kashif
  • Aly Muhammad A. Ladak
  • Margaret T. Le
  • Justin O. Lee
  • LeAnn J. Lee
  • Rohan D. Mehta
  • Srikanth V. Nemana
  • Minh Nguyen
  • Hillary Ou
  • Mohsin Asrar Patel
  • Minh-Tuan P. Phung
  • Anchita Priyam Raybarman
  • Mason J. Reiter
  • Katherine D. Rosendale
  • Uneeb Sajjad
  • Sasha N. Scott
  • Sadiq Z. Shaikh
  • Shiva S. Teerdhala
  • Madhavan D. Uchani
  • Joanna N. Vo
  • Vijay K. Vuyyuru
  • Timothy Zhang

Plano Senior High School

  • Roie Gal
  • Jiarong Joyce He
  • Kenneth Huang
  • Caroline G. Judy
  • Annie Y. Lu
  • Jacob N. Lunt
  • Andrew A. Luo
  • Preethi Narayan
  • Nicholas P. Ntafos
  • Brian A. St. John
  • Karen H. Yang
  • Jiaxin Yu
  • Esther N. Yun

Plano West Senior High School

  • Michael Mathew Abraham
  • EIan T. Biswas
  • Sahil S. Bolar
  • Katherine L. Brown
  • Brandon Z. Chen
  • Leon M. Chen
  • Ryan M. Conti
  • Joy J. Fan
  • Kevin Fang
  • Angela L. Ge
  • Abhinav Godavarthi
  • Shikhar Gupta
  • Shawn C. Ha
  • Amanda Y. He
  • Darren H. Huang
  • Jason L. Huang
  • Vincent Huang
  • Harshika Jha
  • Anthony J. Jiang
  • Michelle Jiang
  • Kartikeya V. Kancherla
  • Shiva Kandala
  • Ram Krishna
  • Kishore J. Kumar
  • Rani I. Kumar
  • Stella Soyoung Lee
  • Daming Lin
  • Jennifer Lin
  • June C. Lin
  • Richard Liu
  • Samantha C. Liu
  • Brandon Luo
  • Samantha R. Mathew
  • Varun Mehrotra
  • Seyed Pouya Modareszadeh Esfahani
  • Noah S. Ogata
  • Lauren A. Ouyang
  • Sohni Patel
  • Zoe M. Pitts
  • Andy Qiao
  • Mukund N. Rao
  • Anna M. Rutherford
  • Sarah J. Rutherford
  • Ishan R. Shah
  • Russell A. Struve
  • Kelemen Szabo
  • Autumn Y. Tan
  • Ethan Y. Tan
  • Jason L. Tan
  • Samantha M. Tsai
  • Boris C. Vesselinov
  • Jett Z. Wang
  • Yuxuan Wang
  • Jacqueline B. Wei
  • Raymond Wei
  • Juliana Yu
  • Andrew Zang
  • Eric K. Zhang
  • Brandon S. Zhao
  • Samuel J. Ziegelbein

About the National Merit Scholarship Corporation

NMSC, a not-for-profit organization that operates without government assistance, was established in 1955 specifically to conduct the annual National Merit Scholarship Program. Scholarships are underwritten by NMSC with its own funds and by approximately 410 business organizations and higher education institutions that share NMSC’s goals of honoring the nation’s scholastic champions and encouraging the pursuit of academic excellence.