A Lee’s Summit senior has recently been named winner of the Siemens Merit Scholarship.
Kara Wilson, a student at Blue Springs South High School, is one of 75 students in 21 states who won the scholarship, which provides each student with $4,000 for tuition over the course of their college years, given in installments of $1,000 per academic year.
The Siemens Merit Scholarship is an award given to children of Siemens U.S. employees. Recipients were chosen based on high scores on the PSAT as well as academic record, activities, contribution to the community, school recommendation and an essay about personal characteristics, plans and goals.
This year the Siemens Foundation awarded $300,000 in scholarship funds on behalf of participating Siemens sectors.