By: Desiré Bennett
CEAS is proud to welcome National Merit Scholars Philip Fedor, Hugh Parent, Julie Simmons and Joshua Tee into its Mechanical Engineering program.
The National Merit Scholarship competition recognizes high school students who show outstanding academic promise. More than 1.5 million students take the Preliminary SAT and National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) each year to qualify as a National Merit Scholar. In this highly competitive process, less than one out of every 100 students that apply become a National Merit Scholar. This extraordinary group of students includes valedictorians, perfect SAT scores, and 4.0+ GPAs.
Four National Merit Scholars are entering the discipline of Mechanical Engineering in the School of Dynamic systems this year with each receiving a UC Cincinnatus Excellence Scholarship which includes full tuition, room, and a one-time $1,500 stipend to be used towards a computer purchase, study abroad experience, or research experience. This scholarship is offered to finalists in the National Merit and National Achievement Scholarship Programs who have demonstrated the ability to excel in their academic endeavors.
Entering CEAS this fall is freshman and National Merit Scholar Philip Fedor, who will join UC as a Mechanical Engineering student.