Thirty area high school seniors have received college-sponsored scholarships, according to the National Merit Scholarship Corp.
The corporation announced that 2,200 students nationwide won the scholarships, which are financed by U.S. colleges and universities.
This year, 184 higher-education institutions are underwriting the awards. Sponsors include 107 private and 77 public institutions in 44 states and the District of Columbia, according to a news release.
Officials from sponsor colleges select their scholarship winners from finalists in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program. An additional group of scholars will be announced in July, bringing the total number of college-sponsored Merit Scholarship recipients to about 4,100 nationwide this year.
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More than 1.4 million juniors in about 22,000 high schools entered the 2015 National Merit Scholarship competition when they took the 2013 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test, or PSAT. Semifinalists were named last fall.
Joshua D. Haire, biomedical engineering, home school, Louisiana Tech University
Alan Huang, computer Science, Trinity High School, University of Texas at Dallas
Zachary J. Wadley, engineering, Grace Preparatory Academy, Texas A&M University
Grant A. Wilkie, politics, Mansfield Summit High School, Baylor University
Matthew L. McDowell, engineering, Trinity High School, Texas A&M University
Matthew J. Stone, business, Paschal High School, Texas A&M University
Quaan A. Ashqeen, chemical engineering, Grapevine High School, University of Texas at Dallas
Nicholas Blaise Graham, computer science, Bethesda Christian School, University of Oklahoma
Elizabeth W. Anderson, history, Paschal High School, University of Oklahoma
Laena G. Batchelder, music, home school, TCU
William T. Gibbs, mathematics, Harmony School of Innovation Fort Worth, Baylor University
Faith L. Hale, business management, home school, University of North Texas
Thomas A. Stilson, engineering, Harmony School of Innovation Fort Worth, Vanderbilt University
Eric V. Tilley, computer science, Paschal High School, University of Alabama
Olivia R. Black, mathematics, Colleyville Heritage, University of Oklahoma
Olivia G. Jolley, ministry, Carroll High School, University of Oklahoma
Elizabeth P. MacGregor, engineering, Colleyville Heritage, Trinity University
David C. McClendon, neurosurgery, Colleyville Heritage, University of Oklahoma
Austin T. Perona, computer science, Colleyville Heritage, Baylor University
Uyen-Dung Vo, computer science, Fossil Ridge High School, Texas A&M University
Kendall L. Curtis, law, Mansfield High School, Baylor University
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Lily M. Clegg, writing, Birdville High School, University of Oklahoma
Rebecca N. Hurlburt, forensics, Birdville High School, University of Oklahoma
Sean D. Murry, chemical engineering, Richland High School, University of Oklahoma
Christina E. Gilchrest, finance, Carroll High School, Southern Methodist University
Soham A. Majmudar, medicine, Carroll High School, University of Texas at Dallas
Ansel S. Richards, economics, Carroll High School, University of Chicago
Jacob C. Su, medicine, Jesuit College Preparatory School, University of Tulsa
Kelsey P. Taeckens, art history, Carroll High School, Northeastern University
Christopher A. Walker, music composition, Weatherford High School, Texas Tech University