Math student earns National Merit Scholarship

Undergraduate mathematics student Riley C. Gentry has earned a National Merit Scholarship to help with the cost of tuition on books. Finalists for the award had to earn qualifying scores on the PSAT and SAT standardized tests in addition to submitting a detailed scholarship application. Gentry recently graduated from Lawrence High School in Lawrence, Kansas.

The mission of National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) is to recognize and honor the academically talented students of the United States. NMSC accomplishes its mission by conducting nationwide academic scholarship programs. The enduring goals of NMSC’s scholarship programs are:

  • to promote a wider and deeper respect for learning in general and for exceptionally talented individuals in particular
  • to shine a spotlight on brilliant students and encourage the pursuit of academic excellence at all levels of education
  • to stimulate increased support from organizations that wish to sponsor scholarships for outstanding scholastic talent

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