Twelve high school seniors in the Triangle were awarded college-sponsored National Merit Scholarships.
Those winners join about 2,200 college-sponsored scholarship recipients.
The awards are valued between $500 and $2,000 annually for up to four years of undergraduate study at the institution funding the scholarship.
Officials from each sponsor college selected their scholarship winners from among the finalists in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program who plan to attend their institution.
Here are the scholarship recipients, their hometowns, schools and scholarships.
Connor H. Coole of Apex; Panther Creek High, National Merit University of Alabama Scholarship; Mary-Preston Austin of Cary, Raleigh Charter High, National Merit Wheaton College Scholarship; Shelby L. Boast of Chapel Hill, East Chapel Hill High, National Merit University of Chicago Scholarship;
Adam D. Catrambone of Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill High, National Merit Pennsylvania State University Scholarship; Peter I. Evans-Digre of Chapel Hill, East Chapel Hill High, National Merit Case Western Reserve University Scholarship; Elena K. Peterman of Chapel Hill, Carrboro High School, National Merit University of Chicago Scholarship;
Amos C. Pomp of Chapel Hill; East Chapel Hill High, National Merit Northwestern University Scholarship; Dana G. Rowe of Chapel Hill, Durham Academy, National Merit Vanderbilt University Scholarship; Sophia C. Buehrer of Durham, St. Mary’s High, National Merit Carleton College Scholarship;
Mark P. Cohen of Durham, Durham Academy, National Merit University Chicago Scholarship; Leah A. Wuebbens of Durham, Riverside High, National Merit Tufts University Scholarship; Benjamin W. Pope of Raleigh, Leesville Road High, National Merit Northwestern University Scholarship.