17 LCPS Seniors Receive Scholarships Through National Merit Scholarship Corporation


The National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) has announced the 68th annual program winners for 2023, which includes 17 seniors from Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS). Eleven seniors will receive a $2,500 scholarship from NMSC for having the strongest combination of accomplishments, skills and potential for success in rigorous college studies. These students were selected from more than 15,000 finalists from around the country. The LCPS winners are:

  • Sahana Sreeram - Briar Woods High School

  • Avaneesh Babu - Broad Run High School

  • Miya O. Livingston - Dominion High School

  • Evalynn S. Bogusz - Heritage High School

  • Shalmali Rao - Independence High School

  • Tristan Holland - Lightridge High School

  • Abhinav R. Pasula - Lightridge High School

  • Anirudh S. Rao - Rock Ridge High School

  • Salonee Verma - Stone Bridge High School

  • Tanish Jain - Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology

  • Jessica Yixiu Wang - Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology

In addition, six LCPS students will receive a Corporate-Sponsored Merit Scholarship. Corporate sponsors provide scholarships for finalists who are children of their employees, residents of communities the company serves, or who plan to pursue college majors or careers the sponsor wishes to encourage. This year approximately 840 high school seniors won corporate-sponsored awards financed by about 107 corporations, company foundations and other business organizations. The students from LCPS are:

  • Tejus Lakshminarayan (Broad Run High School) received a scholarship from the MITRE Corp.

  • Rishi Borra (Freedom High School) received a scholarship from CACI

  • Thomas J. Coleman (Heritage High School) received a scholarship from Northrop Grumman

  • Ritveek Govardhanam (Independence High School) received a scholarship from Geico

  • Samriddhi Kumar (Lightridge High School) received a scholarship from CACI

  • Vishal Reddy Kotha (Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology) received a scholarship from Leidos, Inc.

“I am extremely proud of the academic accomplishments of our National Merit winners,” stated Dr. Daniel Smith, LCPS Acting Superintendent. “To have this many scholarship recipients is a testament to their hard work and the exemplary instruction of LCPS.” 


For more information, visit the NMSC website.





Published May 16, 2023