LIVINGSTON, NJ — Livingston High School student Ethan Reiter, a graduating senior who intends to pursue a career in economics, was recently selected as the winner of a National Merit University of Chicago Scholarship—one of approximately 3,300 such scholarships financed by U.S. colleges and universities as part of the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program.

According to the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), the University of Chicago is small, private, coeducational and residential with an international reputation for distinction. The college enrolls approximately 3,425 undergraduate students and offers liberal arts training in 60 areas while about 3,100 students are enrolled in four graduate divisions and about 3,000 are enrolled in graduate professional schools.

Since 1892, Chicago has “drawn gifted students from around the world to its beautiful 165-acre campus and has offered unexcelled teaching and extensive library and research facilities,” according to NMSC.

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The NMSC provides college-sponsored merit scholarship awards of between $500 and $2,000 annually for up to four years of undergraduate study at the institution financing the scholarship.

This year, the organization announced that 167 higher-education institutions are underwriting Merit Scholarship awards, including 92 private and 75 public institutions located in 43 states and the District of Columbia.

An additional group of Scholars will be announced in July, bringing the total number of college-sponsored Merit Scholarship recipients in the 2020 competition to about 4,100.

This is third National Merit Scholar announcement to be released in 2020. Earlier this spring, Livingston High School Class of 2020 Valedictorian Erin Chang was awarded a $2,500 scholarship through the NMSC toward her future studies in neuroscience. CLICK HERE to read more.