The National Merit Scholarship Corporation recently announced that Zachary R. Dell, from North Carroll High School, is among the first group of winners in the 57th annual National Merit Scholarship Program.
Approximately 1,000 distinguished high school seniors have won corporate-sponsored National Merit Scholarship awards financed by about 200 corporations, company foundations and other business organizations.
Scholars were selected from students who advanced to the finalist level in the National Merit Scholarship competition and met criteria of their scholarship sponsors.
Corporate sponsors provide National Merit Scholarships for finalists who are children of their employees, who are residents of communities the company serves, or who plan to pursue college majors or careers the sponsor wishes to encourage.
Dell was chosen to receive a National Merit Textron Scholarship.
Textron Inc., through the Textron Charitable Trust, provides scholarships annually to children of employees of its divisions and consolidated subsidiaries.
Textron is a multi-industry company based in Providence, R.I., with operations focused in three business sectors: aerospace technology, commercial products and financial services.
Dell's probable career field is physics.