The latest winners of the Merit Scholar award go to four graduates from Charlotte. The national merit winners from Charlotte are among more than 3,100 announced nationally this year to receive between $500 and $2,000 scholarships from colleges and universities.
The Four graduates to receive the scholarship are Kareena S. Gor, Providence Day School, Vanderbilt University, Education. Pramati Kandyala, Cox Mill High School, University of Maryland, Computer Science. Aditi Wamorkar, North Carolina School of Science & Mathematics, Emory University, Medicine. Meghan E. Wheeler, Providence High School, University of South Carolina, Veterinary Medicine.
The national merit winners will have a final round by the end of 2021. One hundred sixty colleges and universities took part in the merit scholarship program in 2021. The semi-finalists had to write an essay about their extracurricular activities, awards, and leadership to become finalists.