Posted: July 16, 2014

One More APS Graduate Receives National Merit Scholarship

Eldorado graduate gets scholarship sponsored by Northeastern University

One more Albuquerque Public Schools graduate has been named a winner in the 2014 National Merit Scholarship Program.

An additional 1,600 high school graduates from around the country have won National Merit Scholarships financed by 181 colleges and universities. They join 2,500 other college-sponsored award recipients who were announced in late May. The colleges provide between $500 and $2,000 annually for up to four years of undergraduate study.

Nicholas Anderson, who graduated in May from Eldorado High School, received a scholarship from Northeastern University in Boston, where he plans to study mechanical engineering in the fall.

Anderson joins 12 other APS graduates named winners of National Merit Scholarships announced earlier.

“We are very proud of these students and the honor they have received in being awarded these scholarships,” said APS Supt. Winston Brooks.

All the winners qualified as semifinalists based on their performance on the 2012 pre-SAT. To advance as a finalist, students must continue to have an outstanding academic record, be recommended by their school principal, and earn high SAT scores during their junior or senior year.

The students also submitted applications with essays and information about their participation in school and community activities.