Lake Washington School District (LWSD) recognizes the importance of providing opportunities for students to meet with and learn from community members. There are three different mentoring opportunities available to correspond with mentor interests and availability.



    Three LWSD students receive National Merit Corporate-Sponsored Scholarships

    Students among 1,000 distinguished students recognized nationwide

    Redmond, Wash.The National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced Wednesday that three Lake Washington School District seniors will receive National Merit Corporate-Sponsored Scholarships

    • Lauren E. Kim, (Sammamish) Nikola Tesla STEM H.S. - National Merit Boeing Scholarship
    • Alyssa Kuraishi, Juanita H.S. - National Merit Boeing Scholarship
    • Christine Lee, (Redmond) Nikola Tesla STEM H.S. - National Merit Boeing Scholarship
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    National Merit Corporate-Sponsored Scholarships are financed by about 160 corporations, company foundations and other business organizations. These students are three of only 1,000 distinguished high school seniors nationwide, and just 19 in Washington, to win these scholarships.

    Scholars are selected from students who advance to the Finalist level in the National Merit Scholarship Competition and met the criteria of their scholarship sponsors. Corporate sponsors provide National Merit Scholarships for Finalists who are children of their employees, who are residents of communities the company serves, or who plan to pursue college majors or careers the sponsor wishes to encourage.

    Most of these awards are renewable for up to four years of college undergraduate study and provide annual stipends that range from $500 to $10,000 per year. Some provide a single payment between $2,500 and $5,000. Recipients can use their awards at any regionally accredited U.S. college or university of their choice.


    About Lake Washington: Lake Washington School District is a high-performing public school district serving Kirkland, Redmond, and Sammamish, Washington. It is the third largest district in the state of Washington, with nearly 30,000 students in 54 schools.