Newcastle student is selected for National Merit Scholarship

May 3, 2012

By Staff

Lawrence Liu, a Newcastle resident and Interlake High School student, was selected for a corporate-sponsored National Merit Scholarship from The Boeing Co.

Boeing supports merit scholarship awards annually for children of employees as a part of its comprehensive aid to education programs.

Liu joins approximately 1,000 high school seniors nationwide who have won corporate-sponsored National Merit Scholarship awards financed by about 200 corporations, company foundations and other business organizations.

Scholars were selected from students who advanced to the finalist level in the National Merit Scholarship competition and who met 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.

Liu plans to study industrial organizational psychology.

Most of the 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.

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