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2015 Auburn grad wins National Merit scholarship

7/13/2015

​The National Merit Scholarship Corporation today released a list of additional scholarship winners, which includes 2015 Auburn High School graduate Valerie Stenerson.Valerie Stenerson

Colleges and universitie​s have financed approximately 1,700 additional scholarships, which were announced today by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. These Merit Scholar winners join more than 2,200 other college-sponsored award recipients announced in May. In all, about 7,400 students were named 2015 National Merit Scholars.

Stenerson won the National Merit Macalester College Scholarship. Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota, is a highly selective liberal arts college of 1,800 students.

In May, Auburn senior Daniel Nielsen was among the 2,500 students nationwide to receive a National Merit Scholarship. He was chosen from a pool of more than 15,000 Finalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program.

Both Nielsen and Stenerson were recognize​d for their accomplishments at the Academic All-Stars Salute in May. Learn more about today's announcement and the National Merit Scholarship Corporation.