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Release Date: 4/18/2018 Contact: Office of Communications, 443.809.5908

Two Hereford High students named National Merit® Scholarship Winners

TOWSON, MD. - The National Merit Scholarship Corporation has announced that two Baltimore County Public Schools students from Hereford High School are among the first group of 1,000 high school seniors who have won corporate-sponsored scholarships.

Most of these scholarships range from $500 to $10,000 per year and are renewable for up to four years. Some offer one-time awards of $2,500 to $5,000.

The honored Hereford High students are:


  • Justin D. Ciemian of Parkton,who plans to pursue a career in biomedical engineering. Ciemian received a scholarship from Textron, Inc., a multi-industry company focused in aerospace technology, commercial products, and financial services.
  • Tyler T. Honeywell of Freeland, who is interested in studying computer science. Clark received a National Merit James E. Casey scholarship from the United Parcel Service.

The National Merit Scholarship Program was established in 1955 to honor scholastically talented American youth. It is conducted by National Merit Scholarship Corporation, a not-for-profit organization that operates without government assistance.

By the conclusion of this year’s competition, about 7,500 National Merit Scholar Finalists will have won National Merit Scholarship Awards worth more than $31 million. In addition to this scholarship announcement, the National Merit® $2,500 Scholarships will be announced on May 9 and the college-sponsored Merit Scholarships will be announced on June 6 and July 16.

More than 1.6 million juniors in some 22,000 high schools entered the 2018 National Merit Scholarship competition when they took the 2016 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®). Last fall, some 16,000 Semifinalists were designated on a state representational basis. From the Semifinalist group, some 15,000 met Finalist requirements.

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