Redmond, Wash. – The National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced today that five Lake Washington School District (LWSD) students will receive National Merit $2500 Scholarships. Fifty-two students were selected statewide for these awards.
The students receiving National Merit $2500 Scholarships are:
- Isabelle Bodkhe (Redmond), Redmond High School
- Oscar Lo (Redmond), Redmond High School
- Arnav Narula (Redmond), Redmond High School
- Amelie E. Sharples (Redmond), Redmond High School
- Rohan M. Krishnan (Sammamish), Eastlake High School
These students are five of the 2,500 distinguished high school seniors nationwide to win this scholarship. They were selected from a talent pool of more than 16,000 outstanding Finalists in the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program.
National Merit $2500 Scholarship winners are selected by a committee of college admissions officers and high school counselors. They select students based on their academic record including difficulty level of subjects studied and grades earned; scores from two standardized tests; contributions and leadership in school and community activities; an essay written by the finalist and a recommendation written by a high school official. These scholars may use their awards at any regionally accredited U.S. college or university.
About Lake Washington: Lake Washington School District is a high-performing, fast-growing public school district serving Kirkland, Redmond, and Sammamish, Washington. It is the second largest district in the state of Washington, with over 30,000 students in 56 schools.