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Lucas Chu '19 has been chosen as the recipient of a National Merit New York Life Family Scholarship sponsored by the New York Life Foundation. This award provides $12,000 over four years of college. Lucas will be attending Harvard University in the fall.
From approximately 1.6 million students who entered the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program, only about 16,000 were names Semifinalists. They were designated on a state representational basis, in proportion to each state's percentage of the national total of graduating high school seniors. In order to advance in the competition and be considered for a Merit Scholarship award, a Semifinalist has to become a Finalist by fulfilling several requirements that included submitting a detailed scholarship application and presenting a record of very high academic performance. All winners of about 7,500 National Merit Scholarships are being chosen from the group of approximately 15,000 distinguished Finalists.
Lucas will graduate from Fordham Prep with an all 'A' average, earning perfect scores on both the SAT and ACT. Congratulations, Lucas!