A student from Beaufort has won a National Merit Scholarship financed by Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering in Massachusetts.
These awards provide between $500 and $2,000 annually for up to four years of undergraduate study.
John C. Mathai, who is from Beaufort and attends the S.C. Governor's School for Science and Mathematics in Hartsville, listed design engineering as his probable career field.
Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering is an independent, four-year undergraduate institution in Needham, about 14 miles west of Boston.