PARKLAND, FL- Congratulations to 13 Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) seniors named winners of National Merit Scholarships financed by U.S. colleges and universities. Officials at each sponsor college and university selected their winners from the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program finalists who plan to attend their institution.

The college-sponsored Merit Scholarship awards provide between $500 and $2,000 annually for up to four years of undergraduate study at the institution financing the scholarship. An additional group of scholars will be announced in July, bringing the total number of college-sponsored National Merit Scholarship recipients in the 2020 competition to about 4,100.

“We are extremely proud of our students and their tremendous accomplishments, which were achieved while facing great challenges this school year,” said BCPS Superintendent Robert W. Runcie. “I believe our students will be part of the greatest generation this country has ever seen. They will be the generation that has the courage to seek truth and justice in our country and take on the most pressing challenges.”

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This is the third announcement of National Merit Scholars in 2020 by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. Recipients of corporate-sponsored awards were named on April 22 and winners of the $2,500 scholarships on May 13.

Congratulations to the following BCPS college-sponsored National Merit Scholarship winners:

College Academy @ Broward College

Nathaniel M. Foo, National Merit University of Central Florida Scholarship
Anthony A. Infantino, National Merit University of Florida Scholarship
Mason S. Tutko, National Merit Florida State University Scholarship

Cypress Bay High School
Andres A. Baute, National Merit University of Florida Scholarship
Alexia B. Cosman, National Merit University of Florida Scholarship 

Everglades High School
Laura S. Carvajal, National Merit University of Florida Scholarship
Viraj Chandrasekaran, National Merit University of Florida Scholarship

Fort Lauderdale High School
Rom Amasay, National Merit University of Central Florida Scholarship
Katherine Gegoutchadze, National Merit University of Florida Scholarship
Syed J. Tahir, National Merit University of Florida Scholarship 

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School
Anna Bayuk, National Merit Emory University Scholarship
Maxwell H. Kilman, National Merit University of Florida Scholarship
Amanda A. Manausa, National Merit University of Florida Scholarship