FISD Graduates Most National Merit Scholars in Texas

Written by Korinna Kirchhoff

The Class of 2022 included 73 FISD National Merit Scholars who received college-sponsored, corporate-sponsored and National Merit Scholarship Corporation scholarships. Frisco ISD graduated more National Merit Scholars than any other school district in Texas.

This past spring, the NMSC announced the 2022 National Merit $2,500 Scholarship winners and corporate-sponsored scholarship winners, which included 28 students. Read more about it.

Recently, the NMSC revealed the students who were awarded college-sponsored scholarships from the college they plan to attend. This year, that includes 45 FISD National Merit Scholars who will receive scholarships during their four years of undergraduate study.

The journey for all 73 of these incredible National Merit Scholars began in 2020 when they took the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test, which served as an initial screen of program entrants.

In Frisco ISD, the PSAT/NMSQT is offered during the school day each fall at no cost to all 10th and 11th grade Frisco ISD students.

The highest-scoring students on the PSAT/NMSQT were invited to continue their quest to become Merit Scholars by submitting an application with an essay, recommendation letter, academic record and leadership contributions to the campus and community.

Congratulations to these students who are not only accomplished academics, but also renowned musicians, actors, athletes and community activists. Great things are in store for these young adults!

Praneeth Akkineni, Liberty - Cardiology 

  • Texas A&M University Scholarship

Divya Arivalagan, Centennial - Medicine 

  • The University of Texas at Dallas Scholarship

David Bonilla, Independence - Computer Engineering

  • The University of Texas at Dallas Scholarship

Srikar Chamarthi, Centennial - Biochemistry 

  • The University of Texas at Dallas Scholarship

Logan Cheng, Lebanon Trail - Computer Science 

  • The University of Texas at Dallas Scholarship

Anand Cheruvu, Heritage - Computer Science 

  • The University of Texas at Dallas Scholarship

Nitin Chikkodi, Lebanon Trail - Biochemistry 

  • The University of Texas at Dallas Scholarship

Tejas Devata, Heritage - Ophthalmology 

  • The University of Texas at Dallas Scholarship

Mihit Garlanka, Independence - Neuroscience 

  • UAB Scholarship

Satvik Gurram, Heritage - Genetics 

  • Northeastern University Scholarship

Irene Jacob, Centennial - Medicine

  • The University of Texas at Dallas Scholarship

Kunal Jain, Liberty - Computer Science 

  • Texas A&M University Scholarship

Vibhav Jaripatke, Reedy - Medicine 

  • Texas A&M University Scholarship

Harshith Jella, Liberty - Medicine 

  • University of Louisville Scholarship

Sumana Karnala, Independence - Medicine

  • The University of Texas at Dallas Scholarship

Ayan Khan, Independence - Banking 

  • Southern Methodist University Scholarship

Andy Kim, Heritage - Ophthalmology 

  • Texas Tech University Scholarship

Hyun Tae Kim, Lone Star - Computer Science 

  • The University of Texas at Dallas Scholarship

Abhiram Kodali, Independence - Medicine 

  • The University of Texas at Dallas Scholarship

Victoria Lee, Lebanon Trail - Consulting 

  • University of Southern California Scholarship

Sindhu Marakkanam, Reedy - Psychology 

  • The University of Texas at Dallas Scholarship

Molly McManus, Wakeland - Writing 

  • Texas A&M University Scholarship

Olivia Mo, Lone Star - Environmental Policy 

  • Texas A&M University Scholarship

Rakshit Mundada, Independence - Finance 

  • Texas A&M University Scholarship

Param Naik, Lebanon Trail - Law 

  • The University of Texas at Dallas Scholarship

Govind Narayan, Lebanon Trail - Business Management 

  • Texas A&M University Scholarship

Anika Nesarikar, Lebanon Trail - Computer Science 

  • The University of Texas at Dallas Scholarship

Harsh Paswan, Liberty - Computer Science 

  • The University of Texas at Dallas Scholarship

Colin Peek, Wakeland - Foreign Service

  • Texas A&M University Scholarship

Abbas Pirwani, Frisco - Medicine 

  • The University of Texas at Dallas Scholarship

Pranav Pudu, Frisco - Computer Science

  • The University of Texas at Dallas Scholarship

Aditya Purugulla, Reedy - Neurosurgery 

  • The University of Texas at Dallas Scholarship

Arsula Rajesh, Reedy -  Physics 

  • The University of Texas at Dallas Scholarship

Vishal Sai Relangi, Centennial - Medicine 

  • The University of Texas at Dallas Scholarship

Anika Seelam, Frisco - Medicine 

  • Texas Tech University Scholarship

Shrujin Shah, Heritage - Biomedical Engineering 

  • The University of Texas at Dallas Scholarship

Sneha Shrinivas, Centennial - Computer Science 

  • The University of Texas at Dallas Scholarship

Omar Siddiki, Lebanon Trail - Computer Science 

  • The University of Texas at Dallas Scholarship

Prakul Singh, Centennial - Computer Science 

  • The University of Texas at Dallas Scholarship

Aniketh Sudunagunta, Reedy - Medicine 

  • The University of Texas at Dallas Scholarship

Aarej Syed, Liberty - Computer Science 

  • The University of Texas at Dallas Scholarship

Risha Thimmancherla, Liberty - Computer Science 

  • Texas A&M University Scholarship

Nathan Tserng, Lebanon Trail - Computer Science 

  • Texas A&M University Scholarship

Ibrahim Qureshi, Centennial - Medicine 

  • The University of Texas at Dallas Scholarship

Aditya Udyavar, Independence - Computer Science 

  • The University of Texas at Dallas Scholarship

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