BLUE VALLEY SENIOR AWARDED NATIONAL MERIT SCHOLARSHIP

studentsA Blue Valley senior received a scholarship in the first round of the National Merit Scholarship Program. Blue Valley North senior Julia Miriam Lytle was awarded a corporate-sponsored National Merit Scholarship.

More than 1,000 distinguished high school seniors won Merit Scholarship awards financed by some 200 companies, foundations and other business organizations. Most corporate-sponsored scholarships are renewable for up to four years of college undergraduate study and range from $500 to $10,000 per year. Awards can be used at a regionally accredited U.S. college of the recipient's choice.

Nearly 7,500 Merit Scholarships, worth more than $32 million, will be awarded to finalists this year. There will be three additional rounds of scholarship announcements this spring.‚Äč