Hartford CC Area College-Sponsored Merit Scholarship Winners Announced

23 Students from Connecticut awarded College Sponsored Scholarships

Hartford CC area students were awarded College-sponsored Merit Scholarships. These students are part of a distinguished group of about 7,600 high school seniors who will receive National Merit Scholarships for college undergraduate study worth over $31 million.

Award recipients close to Hartford CC are as follows:

PublishedDateStudentCityProbable CareerCollege SponsorHigh School
2019-06-05 12:00Colton J. GlasgowCantonAstronomyNational Merit Rochester Institute Of Technology ScholarshipCanton H. S., Collinsville
2019-06-05 12:00Helena M. WinklerCantonBioinformaticsNational Merit University Of Rochester ScholarshipCanton H. S., Collinsville
2019-06-05 12:00Jonathan R. PlageGlastonburyChemical EngineeringNational Merit Northeastern University ScholarshipGlastonbury H. S., Glastonbury
2019-06-05 12:00Matthew T. LeckyMiddletownChemistryNational Merit Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute ScholarshipMiddletown H. S., Middletown
2019-06-05 12:00Ishika ChoudharySimsburyComputer ScienceNational Merit Northeastern University ScholarshipSimsbury H. S., Simsbury
2019-06-05 12:00Mansi SharmaSimsburyFinanceNational Merit Northeastern University ScholarshipSimsbury H. S., Simsbury
2019-06-05 12:00Emily DonofrioSouth GlastonburyFinanceNational Merit Boston College ScholarshipGlastonbury H. S., Glastonbury
2019-06-05 12:00Abhiram BhamidipatiSouthingtonComputer ScienceNational Merit Northeastern University ScholarshipSouthington H. S., Southington
2019-06-05 12:00Michael R. FosterWethersfieldMedicineNational Merit Fordham University ScholarshipNorthwest Catholic H. S., West Hartford


Today, National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced over 3,500 winners of National Merit Scholarships financed by U.S. colleges and universities. Officials of each sponsor college selected their scholarship winners from among the Finalists in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program who plan to attend their institution. These 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 Merit Scholarship recipients in the 2019 competition to about 4,100.

Today’s announcement is the third National Merit Scholar release in 2019 by National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC). NMSC named recipients of corporate-sponsored awards on April 17 and winners of National Merit® $2500 Scholarships on May 8. Additional recipients of college-sponsored awards will be announced on July 15. By the conclusion of this year’s competition, about 7,600 academic champions will have won National Merit Scholarships worth more than $31 million.

Earlier this spring, NMSC announced winners of corporate-sponsored Merit Scholarship awards and National Merit $2500 Scholarships.

This year, 173 higher education institutions are underwriting Merit Scholarship awards through the National Merit Scholarship Program. Sponsor colleges and universities include 95 private and 78 public institutions located in 43 states and the District of Columbia.

Over 1.6 million juniors in approximately 22,000 high schools entered the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program when they took the 2017 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®), which served as an initial screen of program entrants. Last fall, approximately 16,000 Semifinalists were named on a state-representational basis in numbers proportional to each state’s percentage of the national total of graduating high school seniors. Semifinalists were the highest-scoring program entrants in each state and represented less than one percent of the nation’s seniors.


Submitted by Hartford, CT

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