A budding journalist at Polytechnic School is among the 2,500 National Merit $2500 Scholarship winners announced this morning by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation.
Maggie S. Grether, a senior, was among the winners chosen from a talent pool of some 16,000 outstanding Finalists in the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program.
Grether was the only winner selected in Pasadena.
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.
Winners may use their awards at any regionally accredited U.S. college or university.