FRAMINGHAM- Framingham High senior Varun Tekur has been awarded a National Merit Scholarship.
Tekur received a $2,500 scholarship from the National Merit Scholar organization.
Tekur, who will graduate in June, will attend Harvard University and plans to study computer science.
Tekur is a member of the Framingham High Robotics Club, a member of the tennis team, and a youth advisory board member for the Framingham Homework Center.
Editor’s Note: Photo of Varun receiving an award at the 26th Annual Salute to Framingham. Tekur was also a writer for Framingham Source these past two years covering Framingham Youth Football.
The 2,500 Merit Scholar designees were chosen from a talent pool of more than 15,000 outstanding Finalists in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program.
National Merit $2500 Scholarship winners are the Finalists in each state judged to have the strongest combination of accomplishments, skills, and potential for success in rigorous college studies. The number of winners named in each state is proportional to the state’s percentage of the nation’s graduating high school seniors.
This is the second announcement of winners in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program.
These scholars were selected by a committee of college admissions officers and high school counselors, who appraised a substantial amount of information submitted by both the finalists and their high schools: the academic record, including difficulty level of subjects studied and grades earned; scores from two standardized tests; contributions and leadership in school and community activities; an essay written by the Finalist; and a recommendation written by a high school official.