BRIDGEWATER, NJ - A Bridgewater-Raritan High School student was among 2,500 named as this year's recipients of National Merit $2,500 Scholarships, according to an article on

Dustin Y. Zhao was named as the winner from Bridgewater-Raritan.

The winners were chosen from more than 15,000 finalists in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program, and winners were judged based on accomplishments, skills and potential for success in college studies.

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The scholarships can be used at any regionally accredited U.S. college or university.

To see a full list of honorees, click here.