Randie Jo Evans of Brighton High School is among the more than 1,000 distinguished high school seniors to win a corporate-sponsored National Merit Scholarship award financed by about 160 corporations, company foundations, and other business organizations that represent nearly all sectors of American industry. Sponsors from the business community have underwritten awards offered in all 64 competitions, expending or committing more than $804 million to support the intellectual development of the nation’s scholastically talented youth.
Evans received the National Merit Rolls-Royce Scholarship.
Scholars were selected from students who advanced to the Finalist level in the National Merit Scholarship competition and met criteria of their scholarship sponsors. Corporate sponsors provide National Merit Scholarships for Finalists who are children of their employees, who are residents of communities the company serves, or who plan to pursue college majors or careers the sponsor wishes to encourage.
Most of these awards are renewable for up to four years of college undergraduate study and provide annual stipends that range from $500 to $10,000 per year. Some provide a single payment between $2,500 and $5,000. Recipients can use their awards at any regionally accredited U.S. college or university of their choice.
Rolls-Royce is a global provider of power systems and services for use on land, at sea and in air, Rolls-Royce serves four markets: civil aerospace, defense aerospace, marine and energy. Rolls-Royce invests in core technologies, people, and capabilities to expand and fortify its products, improve efficiency and enhance the environmental performance of its products. Rolls-Royce employs nearly 40,000 people worldwide, including 6,500 in the US. The company’s partnership with NMSC supports eligible children and stepchildren.