Rye Country Day School Student Nicholas Tallis is College Sponsored National Merit Scholarship Winner

Today, National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced over 540 additional winners of National Merit Scholarships financed by colleges and universities. These Merit Scholar designees join more than 3,500 other college-sponsored award recipients who
were announced in June.

Congratulations to Nicholas Tallis of Darien, a student at Rye Country Day School in Rye, NY, for being the recipient of the National Merit Santa Clara University Scholarship.

Officials of each sponsor college selected their scholarship winners from among the Finalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program who will attend their institution. College-sponsored awards provide between $500 and $2,000 annually for up to four years of undergraduate study at the institution financing the scholarship.

This year, 173 colleges and universities are sponsoring about 4,100 Merit Scholarship awards. Sponsor colleges include 95 private and 78 public institutions located in 43 states and the District of Columbia.

This final group of winners brings the number of 2019 National Merit Scholars to more than 7,600. These distinguished high school graduates will receive scholarships for undergraduate study worth a total of over $31 million. In addition to college-sponsored awards, two other types of National Merit Scholarships were offered—2,500 National Merit $2500 Scholarships, for which all Finalists competed, and more than 1,000 corporate-sponsored Merit Scholarship awards for Finalists who met criteria specified by their grantor organizations.

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