Ruston’s Willis named National Merit Scholarship winner

Ruston High 2022 graduate Jason Willis has been named a National Merit Scholarship winner.

Willis, who was also named District Student of the Year, was highly active during his time at RHS. He was editor for the school paper, The Chatterbox, and was a member of the National Honor Society and Future Business Leaders of America.

 “It’s a great honor that I recognize is very rare, and I’m very grateful to have received it,” Willis said when he was named a semi-finalist last fall. “I have really appreciated the response I’ve gotten from the Ruston community and all the people who have made an effort to congratulate me.”

The National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced over 1,200 additional winners of National Merit Scholarships financed by colleges and universities.

Officials of each sponsor college selected their scholarship winners from among the Finalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program who will attend their institution. 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 year, 155 colleges and universities are sponsoring over 3,800 Merit Scholarship awards. Sponsor colleges include 82 private and 73 public institutions located in 42 states and the District of Columbia.