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North Dakota, Moorhead graduates receive National Merit scholarships

Officials from each sponsor college selected their scholarship winners from among the 2022 National Merit Scholarship Program, and the awards range from $500 to $2,000 annually for up to four years of undergraduate study.

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FARGO — The National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced Wednesday, June 1, more than 2,600 winners of National Merit Scholarships financed by colleges and universities across the United States.

Officials from each sponsor college selected their scholarship winners from the 2022 National Merit Scholarship Program, and the awards range from $500 to $2,000 annually for up to four years of undergraduate study.

An additional group of scholars will be announced in July, which will bring the total number of recipients up to 4,000.

Two Moorhead students, Leah E. Jost and Nathan R. Krause, both graduates of Park Christian School, received scholarships they will use at the University of Minnesota.

Jost, a Fargo resident, is counted among the North Dakota students who won scholarships.

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A total of 11 North Dakota students, including Jost, won scholarships, and five of them will remain in the state to attend the University of North Dakota. They are Kaden J. Dowling, Legacy High School in Bismarck; Dylan J. Feldner, Davies High School in Fargo; Dylan C. Kiley, Grand Forks Central High School; Owen Reilly, Red River High School in Grand Forks; and Jack E. Schaefer, Des Lacs Burlington High School.

Sana A. Kathawala, who graduated from Century High School in Bismarck, and Jaron C. Dufault, a Fargo North High School graduate, received the National Merit University of Minnesota scholarship.

Darby E. Humann, Fargo South High School, received the National Merit University of Texas at Dallas scholarship. Luke C. Yokom, Fargo North High School, received the National Merit University of Nebraska-Lincoln scholarship. Carson L. Mathre, Red River High School in Grand Forks, received the National Merit University of Alabama scholarship.

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