Howell student named finalist for national scholarship
March 19, 2022
By Mike Kruzman / [email protected]
A local Howell student is a national finalist for an elite scholarship.
Howell High School senior Elisabeth Bonanni has been named a finalist in the National Merit Scholarship Program, according to a statement from the school district. Nationwide, 1.5 million students have entered the program, and Bonanni is one of 15,000 who remain in the running. Eight thousand will receive a scholarship based on the student’s abilities, skills and achievements.
To get there, Bonanni had to complete a detailed application, write an essay, get approved by a school official, maintain high academic grades, and get an SAT score that confirmed his performance on the PSAT.
Bonanni said she was very happy to learn that she qualified for the finals and that it opened new doors for scholarships at her first choice schools. She plans to attend Hope College or the University of Michigan for a nursing degree.
Howell High School principal Jason Schrock noted that only the top performing students in the country advance to this stage of the scholarship, and they are very proud of Bonanni and all she has accomplished.