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National Merit Scholarship winners announced

More than 40 Kentucky students on list

LEXINGTON, Ky. (July 13, 2015) — National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) today announced approximately 1,700 additional winners of National Merit Scholarships financed by colleges and universities. These Merit Scholar designees join more than 2,200 other college-sponsored award recipients who were announced in late May.

meritCollege-sponsored awards provide between $500 and $2,000 annually for up to four years of undergraduate study at the institution financing the scholarship.

This year, 183 colleges and universities are sponsoring about 3,900 Merit Scholarship awards. Sponsor colleges include 106 private and 77 public institutions located in 44 states and the District of Columbia.

Kentucky National Merit Scholarship winners (includes their high school and college):

  • Sami O. Abul-Khoudoud, Russell High School, University of Kentucky
  • Sofia Saderholm, Berea High School, University of Kentucky
  • John G. Grise, Bowling Green High School, Centre College
  • Jesse R. Shadowen, Bowling Green High School, University of Louisville
  • Eric M. Baugh, Villa Donna Academy, Butler University
  • Colton R. Stinger, Bethlehem High School, University of Louisville
  • Craig Bryan Wagner, Highlands High School, University of Louisville
  • Will L. Grasch, Western Hills High School, Transylvania University
  • Richard K. McQueen, Scott County High School, University of Kentucky
  • Catherine E. Stanley, Lexington Catholic High School, University of Kentucky
  • Sarah Elizabeth Lucas, Conner High School, University of Louisville
  • Sebastian C. Bradley, Lexington Latin School, University of Texas at Dallas
  • Caroline J. Bush, Paul Laurence Dunbar High School, Rhodes College
  • Riley S. Ferguson, Lexington Catholic High School, Vanderbilt University
  • Ryan Keith Hellyer, Paul Laurence Dunbar High School, Purdue University
  • Robert S. Prince, Paul Laurence Dunbar High School, Transylvania University
  • Hannah M. Pulley, Henry Clay High School, University of Arizona
  • Jacob Andrew Royster, Lafayette High School, University of Kentucky
  • Jonathan C. Schaeffer, Paul Laurence Dunbar High School, Case Western Reserve
  • Andrew C. Tapia, Paul Laurence Dunbar High School, University of Kentucky
  • Ava M. Bradley, Dupont Manual Magnet High School, University of Louisville
  • Alton A. Chancy, Dupont Manual Magnet High School, University of Kentucky
  • BiWei Chen, Dupont Manual Magnet High School, University of Kentucky
  • John Simmons Desmarais, St. Xavier High School, University of Louisville
  • Matthew B. Ekman, Dupont Manual Magnet High School, University of Kentucky
  • Tess D. Fasteen, Dupont Manual Magnet High School, Indiana University
  • Benjamin D. Green, Dupont Manual Magnet High School, University of Louisville
  • Rebecca Li Guan, Dupont Manual Magnet High School, University of Louisville
  • Margaret Q. Lambe, Homeschooled, University of Louisville
  • Joseph R. McSweeney. St. Xavier High School, University of Kentucky
  • Hanna C. Pfeiffer, Sacred Heart Academy, University of Chicago
  • Frances E. Roorda, Dupont Manual Magnet High School, University of Kentucky
  • Patrick J. Ryan, St. Xavier High School, University of Kentucky
  • Kevin D. Seo, Ballard High School, University of Louisville
  • Austin B. Talis, Highlands Latin School, University of Kentucky
  • Paige A. Williams, Dupont Manual Magnet High School, University of Kentucky
  • Joseph C. Oaks, West Jessamine High School, University of Kentucky
  • Hannah J. Hagan, Owensboro Catholic High School, Vanderbilt University
  • Aaron L. Silverstein, Homeschooled, University of Kentucky
  • Samuel D. Miller, Kentucky Country Day School, University of Southern California
  • Hannah M. Mooney, Homeschooled, Transylvania University
  • Rachel D. Lietzow, Larry Ryle High School, University of Kentucky
  • Caleb P. Sansoucy, Randall Cooper High School, University of Kentucky
  • Ben D. King, Seven Hills School, University of Rochester

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