Senior Schwarz Wins College-Sponsored National Merit Scholarship
(June 1, 2022) National Merit Finalist Romero Jorge Schwarz has been selected for a four-year, college-sponsored Merit Scholarship Award to attend the University of Maryland’s Honors College in the 67th annual National Merit Scholarship program competition. Schwarz also earned a four-year President’s Scholarship.
A member of the CHS Computer Science Honor Society, Schwarz is taking a gap year before enrolling at Maryland to study computer science. Schwarz, who is nearing Eagle Scout status, is kicking off his gap year in an apprentice program this month with the Philadelphia Naval Surface Warfare Center. Schwarz is among approximately 15,000 finalists who competed for some 7,500 National Merit Scholarship awards worth more than $30 million.
Each year, colleges and universities support about 4,000 Merit Scholarship awards for finalists who have been admitted to and will attend their institutions. College-sponsored awards are renewable for up to four years of undergraduate study at the sponsor institution and provide stipends that range between $500 and $2,000 per year. Officials of each sponsor college select winners for their awards and determine the amount of the annual stipend within the specified range.