Ujcich wins college-sponsored National Merit Scholarship award

Myrtle Beach, SC - MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - A student at Carolina Forest High School has been named one of 36 South Carolina public high school seniors selected for a National Merit Scholarship.

Benjamin E. Ujcich is a student at Horry County Schools' Scholars Academy and Carolina Forest High School. He will attend the Calhoun Honors College at Clemson University this fall and will major in computer engineering.

Officials of each sponsoring college select their scholarship winners from among finalists in the 2010 National Merit Scholarship Program who plan to attend their institution. The awards provide between $500 and $2,000 annually for up to four years of undergraduate study, according to the National Merit Scholarship Corporation.

The National Merit Scholarship Corporation is a not-for-profit organization that operates without government assistance and was founded in 1955 specifically to conduct an annual scholarship program. The majority of scholarships offered each year are underwritten by 500 independent corporate and college sponsors.

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