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2022 National Merit® Scholarship Winners

June 1, 2022

Today, the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced over 2,600 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 2022 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 financing the scholarship. An additional group of Scholars will be announced in July, bringing the total number of college-sponsored Merit Scholarship recipients in the 2022 competition to about 4,000.

This year, 155 higher education institutions are underwriting Merit Scholarship awards through the National Merit Scholarship Program. Sponsor colleges and universities include 82 private and 73 public institutions located in 42 states and the District of Columbia. 

College-sponsored Merit Scholarship winners announced today are a part of the distinguished group of about 7,500 high school seniors who will receive National Merit
Scholarships for college undergraduate study worth nearly $28 million.

Congratulations to these Plano ISD scholarship recipients:

  • Priya Darbha, Plano East, probable career field: Medicine, National Merit University of Texas at Dallas Scholarship

    The University of Texas at Dallas attracts a diverse group of nearly 30,000 students from over 100 countries. With more than 140 academic programs across eight schools, UT Dallas is a rapidly growing public research university that includes top-ranked programs in Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, Mathematics (STEAM) and Business. UT Dallas continually graduates well-rounded citizens whose education has prepared them for rewarding lives and productive careers.

  • Katherine M. Forson, Plano West, probable career field: Meteorology, National Merit Texas A&M University Scholarship

    Texas A&M University is chartered by Congress as the state's land-grant, sea-grant, and space-grant university. Extraordinary faculty and academic resources annually place Texas A&M among the top 10 producers of sponsored research, according to the National Science Foundation, in disciplines ranging from the humanities and social sciences to the life sciences and engineering. Outstanding undergraduates from all 50 states and over 100 nations have access to more than 150 degree programs.

  • Shrey Joshi, Plano East, probable career field: Computer Science, National Merit University of Texas at Dallas Scholarship

    The University of Texas at Dallas attracts a diverse group of nearly 30,000 students from over 100 countries. With more than 140 academic programs across eight schools, UT Dallas is a rapidly growing public research university that includes top-ranked programs in Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, Mathematics (STEAM) and Business. UT Dallas continually graduates well-rounded citizens whose education has prepared them for rewarding lives and productive careers.

  • Jackson K. Keith, Plano East, probable career field: Economics, National Merit University of Texas at Dallas Scholarship

    The University of Texas at Dallas attracts a diverse group of nearly 30,000 students from over 100 countries. With more than 140 academic
    programs across eight schools, UT Dallas is a rapidly growing public research university that includes top-ranked programs in science, technology, engineering, the arts, and mathematics (STEAM) and business. UT Dallas continually graduates well-rounded citizens whose education has prepared them for rewarding lives and productive careers.

  • Mitali Kurinji, Plano West, probable career field: Academia, National Merit University of South Florida Scholarship

    The University of South Florida has four campuses, in Tampa (main campus), St. Petersburg, Sarasota, and Lakeland. The university enrolls over 41,000 students in Bachelor's, Master's, and Ph.D. programs in the College and Schools of Arts & Sciences, Architecture, Business, Education, Engineering, Health Sciences, Honors, Marine Science, Medicine, Nursing, Public Health, and Visual & Performing Arts and Pre-Medical preparations. Honors students enjoy unique undergraduate research opportunities.

  • Luke C. Liu, Plano West, probable career field: Computer Science, National Merit University of Texas at Dallas Scholarship

    The University of Texas at Dallas attracts a diverse group of nearly 30,000 students from over 100 countries. With more than 140 academic programs across eight schools, UT Dallas is a rapidly growing public research university that includes top-ranked programs in Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, Mathematics (STEAM) and Business. UT Dallas continually graduates well-rounded citizens whose education has prepared them for rewarding lives and productive careers.

  • Christopher H. Lo, Plano West, probable career field: Biology, National Merit Texas A&M University Scholarship

    Texas A&M University is chartered by Congress as the state's land-grant, sea-grant, and space-grant university. Extraordinary faculty and academic resources annually place Texas A&M among the top 10 producers of sponsored research, according to the National Science Foundation, in disciplines ranging from the humanities and social sciences to the life sciences and engineering. Outstanding undergraduates from all 50 states and over 100 nations have access to more than 150 degree programs.

  • Mansi Madaik, Plano East, probable career field: Medicine, National Merit University of Texas at Dallas Scholarship

    The University of Texas at Dallas attracts a diverse group of nearly 30,000 students from over 100 countries. With more than 140 academic programs across eight schools, UT Dallas is a rapidly growing public research university that includes top-ranked programs in Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, Mathematics (STEAM) and Business. UT Dallas continually graduates well-rounded citizens whose education has prepared them for rewarding lives and productive careers.

  • Nandini Pal, Plano Senior, probable career field: Computer Science, National Merit Texas A&M University Scholarship

    Texas A&M University is chartered by Congress as the state's land-grant, sea-grant, and space-grant university. Extraordinary faculty and academic resources annually place Texas A&M among the top 10 producers of sponsored research, according to the National Science Foundation, in disciplines ranging from the humanities and social sciences to the life sciences and engineering. Outstanding undergraduates from all 50 states and over 100 nations have access to more than 150 degree programs.

  • Gregory I. Park, Plano Senior, probable career field: Computer Engineering, National Merit Texas A&M University Scholarship

    Texas A&M University is chartered by Congress as the state's land-grant, sea-grant, and space-grant university. Extraordinary faculty and academic resources annually place Texas A&M among the top 10 producers of sponsored research, according to the National Science Foundation, in disciplines ranging from the humanities and social sciences to the life sciences and engineering. Outstanding undergraduates from all 50 states and over 100 nations have access to more than 150 degree programs.

  • Liana Szabo, Plano West, probable career field: Law, National Merit University of Texas at Dallas Scholarship

    The University of Texas at Dallas attracts a diverse group of nearly 30,000 students from over 100 countries. With more than 140 academic programs across eight schools, UT Dallas is a rapidly growing public research university that includes top-ranked programs in Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, Mathematics (STEAM) and Business. UT Dallas continually graduates well-rounded citizens whose education has prepared them for rewarding lives and productive careers.