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National Merit Healy

Corvallis senior Brian Healy is a National Merit Scholarship winner and recipient of a full-ride scholarship to the University of Idaho.

Corvallis High School senior Brian Healy is a National Merit Scholarship winner in the 64th annual National Merit Scholarship Program.

The top scoring (one percent) of test takers, out of 1.5 million juniors who take the PSAT test are selected as National Merit Scholar semifinalist. Then an application process begins where students submit letters of recommendation to become a finalist. The 2,500 National Merit $2500 Scholarship winners were chosen from a talent pool of more than 15,000 Finalists in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program.

Colleges will offer specific scholarships to finalists.

“I’ve got a full-ride scholarship to the University of Idaho,” Healey said, Thursday. “I will study virtual technology and design with a minor in broadcasting and film.”

Healy guess the dollar amount to be about $30,000 a year for four years.

“It makes things a lot easier,” he said.

Corvallis Principal Cammie Knap said Healy made his mark on Corvallis High School.

“He participated athletically on varsity levels in cross country and track, participated in rigorous courses both dual enrollment and AP courses,” Knapp said. “He challenged himself and others academically and athletically, always striving to improve his knowledge and ability.”

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