A Cherokee County School District Class of 2017 graduate has won a 2017 National Merit Scholarship!
Katie Bates, who graduated last month from Sequoyah HS, has won a National Merit University of Georgia Scholarship! She plans to study biochemistry at UGA in the fall.
Less than 1 percent of U.S. high school seniors are named finalists by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation, and only about half win scholarships. Selection of finalists is based on outstanding SAT scores and academic achievements, participation in school and community activities and demonstrated leadership abilities, employment and honors. Scholarships awarded include National Merit $2500 Scholarships, corporate-sponsored Merit Scholarship awards, college-sponsored Merit Scholarship awards and Special Scholarships.