Two Fremd High School Seniors Receive National Merit Scholarships

FHS seniors Soumik Biswas (left) and Soumya Vhasure (right).

FHS seniors Soumik Biswas (left) and Soumya Vhasure (right).

The National Merit Scholarship Corporation has announced the group of students that have received the prestigious National Merit $2,500 Scholarship for their outstanding academic and extracurricular accomplishments. Two District 211 students are recipients.

Fremd High School seniors Soumik Biswas and Soumya Vhasure received National Merit Scholarships. The 2,500 Merit Scholar designees were chosen from a talent pool of more than 15,000 outstanding Finalists in the 2014 National Merit Scholarship Program.

National Merit $2500 Scholarship winners are the Finalists in each state judged to have the strongest combination of accomplishments, skills, and potential for success in rigorous college studies. The number of winners named in each state is proportional to the state’s percentage of the nation’s graduating high school seniors.

These Scholars were selected by a committee of college admissions officers and high school counselors, who appraised a substantial amount of information submitted by both the Finalists and their high schools: the 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.

For more information on the scholarship program, visit the organization’s website.