Two Eastern Tech Grads Earn National Merit® Scholarships

Two Eastern Tech Students were among six 2024 Baltimore County Public Schools graduates who have earned college-sponsored National Merit® Scholarships. There are among the more than 2,900 distinguished high school seniors from across the nation.

Aspiring nurse Nathan D. Brojan of Nottingham is a graduate of Eastern Technical High School. He was awarded a scholarship sponsored by Brigham Young University.

He was joined by fellow Maverick, Cadence J. Scott of Baltimore, Scott is also graduate of Eastern Technical High School and an aspiring civil engineer that received a scholarship sponsored by Rochester Institute of Technology.

Mingni L. Dong of Lutherville-Timonium, Catonsville resident Enyu Ling, Lutherville-Timonium resident Akash E. Paranilam and Towson High School graduate and Towson resident Frank Zhang received the scholarship.

The scholarship recipients were chosen from a pool of more than 15,000 finalists in the 2024 National Merit Scholarship Program. Colleges sponsoring National Merit scholarships offer selected finalists between $500 and $2,000 annually for up to four years of undergraduate study at their institutions.

This is the third announcement of National Merit Scholars in 2024 by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation, which named recipients of National Merit corporate-sponsored scholarships on April 24 and winners of National Merit $2,500 scholarships on May 8. Additional winners of college-sponsored Merit Scholarship awards will be announced on July 15. By the conclusion of this year’s competition, more than 6,870 finalists will have won National Merit Scholarships worth approximately $26 million.

B.J. Joseph

Benjamin Joesph has covered news in Eastern Baltimore County since 2006. He started as a reporter with the original East County Times in 2006. He started East Baltco News and later in 2022.