Mazal Tov to Eliezer Graber on being selected as National Merit Finalist by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation! The National Merit®️ Scholarship Program honors individual students who show exceptional academic ability and potential for success in rigorous college studies. Over one and a half million students are eligible for this recognition, and Eliezer is among the elite 1,600 students to make it to this stage.

Three types of National Merit Scholarships will be offered to finalists in April. National Merit Scholarships of $2,500 will be offered to 2,500 honorees by state representation. About 1,000 corporate-sponsored Merit Scholarship awards will be provided by approximately 220 corporations and business organizations for Finalists who meet their specified criteria, such as children of the grantor’s employees or residents of communities where sponsor plants or offices are located. In addition, about 180 colleges and universities are expected to finance some 4,000 college-sponsored Merit Scholarship awards for Finalists who will attend the sponsor institution.

Besides Eliezer’s outstanding SAT scores and overall GPA, he is also a force in Rambam, as a Captain of the Rambam Rambots Robotics team and Editor-in-Chief of the Writers’ Guild. He is also an outstanding member of the Rambam Chess and College Bowl teams. Additionally, Eliezer takes leadership roles in the school, running the recent Rambam Settlers of Catan Tournament that raised hundreds of dollars for OHEL, and also is co-producing and co-directing the upcoming Rambam Purim video.

Eliezer joins recent Rambam graduates Yonatan Beer (Class of 2021) and Uriel Sussman (Class of 2020), who also earned National Merit distinction. Eliezer plans on studying in Israel next year and then pursuing a degree in engineering.

 By Mrs. Marcy Farrell