RHS Seniors Named 2021 National Merit Scholarship Winners
Radnor High School seniors Nathaniel Jean and Prabhgun Oberoi named 2022 National Merit Scholarship winners out of a pool of more than 15,000 finalists. A total of 17 RHS seniors were named finalists in this year's competition.
Nathaniel and Prabhgun were both awarded $2500 scholarships sponsored by National Merit Scholarship Corportation (NMSC) and are among 2,500 awardees in the second group of winners announced this year.
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: the academic record, including difficulty level of subjects studied and grades earned; scores from the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®); contributions and leadership in school and community activities; an essay written by the Finalist; and a recommendation written by a high school official.
NMSC finances most of these single-payment National Merit $2500 Scholarships. Corporations and company foundations that sponsor awards through NMSC also help underwrite these scholarships with grants they provide in lieu of paying administrative fees. Scholars may use their awards at any regionally accredited U.S. college or university.
NMSC will name winners of college-sponsored Merit Scholarship awards on June 1 and July 11.
- Class of 2022
- National Merit Scholarship
- Radnor High School