Denison a Top Choice for National Merit Scholars
Date of Event: February 3, 2009
Posted: February 10, 2009
According to the National Merit Scholarship Corporation’s recently released 2007-08 Annual Report, Denison University is one of the top colleges for enrolling National Merit Scholars.
With 34 awardees entering the college with the Class of 2012, Denison is ranked No. 7 in the nation among undergraduate liberal arts colleges. Others on the list include Macalester College (Minn.) at No. 6 with 36 National Merit Scholars; Bowdoin College (Maine) at No. 8 with 30; and Pomona College (Calif.) at No. 9 with 28.
“National Merit Scholars are young people who are the pride of their schools and community” says Denison President Dale Knobel. “We are pleased that so many understand that they can continue their pursuit of academic and leadership excellence at Denison.”
Since its establishment in 1955, National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) has focused its resources on identifying and honoring the academically talented students of the United States. Through national recognition, NMSC encourages these scholars to develop their abilities by pursuing higher education and applying their skills in challenging careers. NMSC’s mission is to bring these bright individuals to light.
Through these endeavors, NMSC, which is committed to maintaining the highest standards, has earned a reputation for quality and integrity. Since its founding, NMSC has recognized 3 million students and has provided more than 335,000 scholarships worth more than $1.3 billion. The honors awarded by NMSC to exceptionally able students are viewed as definitive marks of excellence. Recipients of Merit Scholarship awards have increased the nation’s respect for intellectual accomplishments and have contributed significantly to its talent pool of future leaders.
Denison University, founded in 1831, is an independent, residential liberal arts institution located in Granville, Ohio. A highly selective college enrolling 2,100 full-time undergraduate students from all 50 states and dozens of foreign countries, Denison is a place where innovative faculty and motivated students collaborate in rigorous scholarship, civic engagement and the cultivation of independent thinking.
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