McDonald Named National Merit Scholarship Winner

April 19, 2017

Jacob A. McDonald of Cantonment has been named the winner of a National Merit Southern Company Scholarship.

McDonald, a senior at West Florida Highway School is considering a future career in public policy.

More than 1,000 distinguished high school seniors won corporate-sponsored National Merit Scholarship awards financed by about 200 corporations, company foundations, and other business organizations.

Scholars were selected from students who advanced to the finalist level in the National Merit Scholarship competition and met criteria of their scholarship sponsors. Corporate sponsors provide National Merit Scholarships for finalists who are children of their employees, who are residents of communities the company serves, or who plan to pursue college majors or careers the sponsor wishes to encourage.

Most of these awards are renewable for up to four years of college undergraduate study  and provide annual stipends that range from $500 to $10,000 per year. Some provide a single payment between $2,500 and $5,000. Recipients can use their awards at any regionally accredited U.S. college or university of their choice.

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7 Responses to “McDonald Named National Merit Scholarship Winner”

  1. Sherlyn McKibbon on April 23rd, 2017 9:31 pm

    Jacob, I am so happy and proud to know you and your parents. I know they are so pleased with the man you have become. Congratulations!!!

  2. Martha Lohmiller on April 23rd, 2017 7:54 am

    Wonderful accomplishment Jake!! I am so proud of you! Looking forward to seeing where your future takes you. Well done!

  3. Mrs.Beegee on April 19th, 2017 10:07 am

    I do not know you,but I am extremely happy to see such a bright young man pursuing a future in something he likes!!!!!Work hard,young man!!! I love the bowtie!!!

  4. anne 1of2 on April 19th, 2017 8:08 am

    Congratulations Jacob McDonald! I hope to read about your success again in the future.

  5. The Baggetts on April 19th, 2017 8:07 am

    Awesome! Congratulations!

  6. Jamie Brown on April 19th, 2017 7:30 am

    Congratulations Jake on receiving this award . I know you earned it and good on future endeavors.

  7. Jan on April 19th, 2017 6:57 am

    Congratulations!!! So nice to see news of such an accomplishment.

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