Story last updated at 8/22/2012 - 2:13 pm
More than 2,000 additional winners of National Merit Scholarships financed by colleges and universities were announced by National Merit Scholarship Corporation. These Merit Scholar designees join over 2,500 other college-sponsored award recipients who were announced in late May.
Officials of each sponsor college selected their scholarship winners from among the finalists. College- sponsored awards provide between $500 and $2,000 annually for up to four years of undergraduate study at the institution financing the scholarship.
This year, 197 colleges and universities are sponsoring about 4,600 Merit Scholarship awards.
Max B. Lyons, from Juneau and Juneau-Douglas High School, has been selected for the National Merit Washington University in St. Louis Scholarship. Lyons is listed as "undecided" in his probably career field. Washington University is a private, middle-sized, coeducational institution of strong academic nature and stature, offering its students the close, personal contact of a small college community and the faculty and facilities of a much larger university. The university offers undergraduate degree programs in the Humanities, Social Sciences, and Natural Sciences, as well as in Architecture, Business Administration, Engineering, and Fine Arts.