The National Merit Scholarship Corp. named the first round of scholarship winners for 2018 with corporate sponsored awards.
The awards are given to high school seniors who entered the competition as juniors. Most of the rewards are renewable for up to four years of undergraduate study, and range from $500 to $10,000 per year. Some provide a single payment of $2,500 and $5,000.
The following area students received scholarships. Information includes their name, hometown, high school, probable career field and the name of the corporation providing the scholarship.
Anshul Shah of Elmhurst, York High School, computer science, Alliance Data.
Grace L. Zhou of Hinsdale, Hinsdale Central, psychology, Motorola Solutions.