EVANSTON, IL - Today, National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) released the names of the first group of winners in the 65th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. Two of them are students who attend East Brunswick High School.

Jeffrey Han's probable career field is Biochemistry.  He has been awarded the East Brunswick High School National Merit  E*Trade Scholarship.  E*Trade Financial Corporation is a financial services company that provides online brokerage, investing and related banking products and services to individual investors. Available to the children of its employees, the E*TRADE Merit Scholarship awards recognize the significant academic achievements of exemplary high school students.

Lucy Zou's probable career field is Nanotechnology.  She has been awarded the East Brunswick National Merit McGraw-Hill Education Scholarship from McGraw-Hill Global Education Holdings, LLC, which sponsors scholarships as part of its support of higher education.

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Approximately 1,000 distinguished high school seniors have won corporate-sponsored National Merit Scholarship awards financed by about 160 corporations, company foundations, and other business organizations. Scholars were selected from students who advanced to the Finalist level in the National Merit Scholarship competition and met criteria of their scholarship sponsors. Corporate sponsors provide National Merit Scholarships for Finalists who are children of their employees, who are residents of communities the company serves, or who plan to pursue college majors or careers the sponsor wishes to encourage.

Most of these awards are renewable for up to four years of college undergraduate study and provide annual stipends that range from $1,000 to $10,000 per year. Some provide a single payment between $2,500 and $5,000. Recipients can use their awards at any regionally accredited U.S. college or university of their choice. Over 1.5 million juniors in approximately 21,000 high schools entered the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program when they took the 2018 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®), which served as an initial screen of program entrants.