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Oswego Student Is National Merit Scholarship Finalist

Iva Veseli | Credit: Oswego 308
Iva Veseli | Credit: Oswego 308
Submitted by Oswego School District 308:

Oswego High School student Iva A. Veseli has been named a finalist in the 2014 National Merit Scholarship Competition. 

In order to become a finalist, the semifinalist and a high school official must submit a detailed scholarship application, which includes the student’s essay and information about the semifinalist’s participation and leadership in school and community activities. The applicant must have an outstanding academic record throughout high school, be endorsed and recommended by the high school principal, and earn SAT scores that confirm the student’s earlier performance on the qualifying test. 

All National Merit Scholarship winners will be selected from this finalist group. Merit Scholar designees are selected on the basis of their skills, accomplishments, and potential for success in rigorous college studies, without regard to gender, race, ethnic origin, or religious preference.

Three types of National Merit Scholarship awards will be offered in the spring of 2014. Every finalist will compete for one of 2,500 National Merit $2,500 Scholarships that will be awarded on a state representational basis. 

About 1,000 corporate-sponsored Merit Scholarship awards will be provided by approximately 240 corporations and business organizations for finalists who meet their specified criteria, such as children of the grantor’s employees, or residents of communities where sponsor plants or offices are located. In addition, about 200 colleges and universities are expected to finance some 4,500 college-sponsored Merit Scholarship awards for finalists who will attend the sponsor institution. 

The teen is the daughter of Sinisa and Kornelija Veseli. 
Pam Phelps March 30, 2014 at 07:14 AM
Woohoo!!! Congratulations and good luck, Iva!

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