Sachin Sivakumar from the International Baccalaureate School at Bartow High has won a National Merit Scholarship worth $2,500.
Sivakumar was one of 2,500 Merit Scholar designees announced today; they were chosen from a pool of more than 15,000 finalists in the 2022 National Merit Scholarship Program.
The scholarship winners from each state are those judged to have “the strongest combination of accomplishments, skills, and potential for success in rigorous college studies,” according to program officials. The scholars were selected by a committee of college admissions offers and high school counselors, based on criteria including their academic record, and contributions to their school and community.
Additional Merit Scholarship winners will be announced in June and July.