YOUTH: Lake Nebagamon teen takes home Merit ScholarshipA Douglas County student is a 2008 National Merit Corporate-sponsored scholarship winner.
A Douglas County student is a 2008 National Merit Corporate-sponsored scholarship winner.
Nora Cross of Lake Nebagamon is the recipient of the National Merit Burlington Northern-Santa Fe Foundation scholarship. Cross is a student at Marshall School in Duluth. She is planning to study international relations.
BNSF supports Merit Scholarships awards for qualified children of Burlington Northern-Santa Fe employees.
About 1,100 high school seniors nationwide have won National Merit Scholarships financed by about 200 companies, foundations and other business organizations.
The recipients were chosen from a list of 2008 National Merit Scholarship Program who meet the criteria of the scholarship sponsors.
Recipients of the National Merit $2,500 Scholarships will be named April 30. Winners of the college-sponsored Merit Scholarships will be announced May 28 and July 14. In all about 8,200 finalists will be selected to receive National Merit Scholarships totaling more than $36 million.