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posted: 7/14/2014 2:16 PM

Meet the latest group of Northwest suburban Merit scholars

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The National Merit Scholarship Corporation has released the names of about 1,600 additional winners of National Merit Scholarships financed by colleges and universities, including many from Illinois.

Officials of each sponsor college selected their scholarship winners from among the finalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program who will attend their institution.

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College-sponsored awards provide between $500 and $2,000 annually for up to four years of undergraduate study at the institution financing the scholarship.

This final group of winners brings the number of 2014 National Merit Scholars to more than 7,600.

Here are the Northwest suburban winners.

Michael J. Miller, Arlington Heights: John Hersey High School. Probable career field: Economics. Scholarship to Northwestern University.

Vyas Alwar, Barrington: Barrington Community High School. Probable career field: Biology. Scholarship to Northwestern University.

John M. Foley, Barrington: Barrington Community High School. Probable career field: Medicine. Scholarship to Northwestern University.

Grant R. Whitmer, Barrington: Barrington Community High School. Probable career field: Medicine. Scholarship to Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland.

Sanika M. Bhargaw, Buffalo Grove: Adlai E. Stevenson High School, Lincolnshire. Probable career field: Journalism. Scholarship to University of Southern California, Los Angeles.

Raghav P. Renga, Elk Grove Village: James B. Conant High School. Probable career field: Economics. Scholarship to Washington University, St. Louis.

Nancy Sophia Chen, Hoffman Estates: Cranbrook Kingswood School, Bloomfield Hills, Mich. Probable career field: English Literature. Scholarship to the University of Chicago.

Rachel E. Davy, Hoffman Estates: home-schooled. Probable career field: Undecided. Scholarship to Baylor University, Waco, TX.

Anton Karpovich, Hoffman Estates: Illinoiss Mathematics and Science Academy in Aurora. Probable career field: Meteorology. Scholarship to University of Oklahoma.

Meghan Joy Doyle, Mount Prospect: Prospect High School. Probable career field: Media. Scholarship to Pepperdine University, Los Angeles.

James Spector-Bishop, Northbrook: Glenbrook North High School. Probable career field: Economics. Scholarship to Macalester College, St. Paul Minn.

Everett R. Allchin, Park Ridge: Maine South High School. Probable career field: Chemical engineering. Scholarship to Northwestern University.

Lillian R. Elderkin, Park Ridge: Maine South High School. Probable career field: Human rights. Scholarship to Brandeis University, near Boston.

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