Three Shoreline residents earn National Merit® Scholarships to Universities

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Three Shoreline residents have been awarded scholarships to the University of their choice through the National Merit® Scholarship program.

Jack H. Drummond, a student at Lakeside School in Seattle, has been awarded a National Merit Northwestern University Scholarship.

Probable career field: Theater

Northwestern University is a major teaching and research institution whose undergraduate campus is located in Evanston, Illinois. Its full-time undergraduate enrollment includes 7,300 students pursuing programs of study in the Arts and Sciences as well as the specific professional schools of Education, Social Policy, Engineering, Journalism, Music, and Speech.


Ian A. Moo, a HomeSchool student, has a National Merit Oberlin College Scholarship.

Probable career field: Engineering

Oberlin College, near Cleveland, Ohio, is an independent, coeducational, undergraduate institution internationally recognized for its academic excellence and for its role in opening higher education to women and minorities. Oberlin's enrollment of 2,800 is divided between the College of Arts and Science and the Conservatory of Music. The character of Oberlin is influenced by the selectivity and diversity of its student body, its excellent faculty, financial strength, and its successful graduates.


Nora A. Thomas, a senior at Shorewood High School, has a National Merit Fordham University Scholarship.

Probable career field: Political Science

Fordham, New York City's Jesuit University, offers a distinctive educational experience, characterized by the rich Jesuit tradition of education, in the 'capital of the world.' Fordham has three residential campuses: green and Gothic Rose Hill; Lincoln Center, in the cultural heart of Manhattan; and Marymount, in historic Tarrytown, NY. The distinguished faculty is committed to challenging each student to excel, and the low student-faculty ratio of 11:1 ensures individual attention. Fordham offers more than 65 majors.

These students had high test scores, excellent grades, recommendations, and essays. They were picked by the universities they applied to. Only half of qualified applicants nationwide are awarded scholarships.



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