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Benet student named as National Merit Scholarship award winner

Published: Friday, May 16, 2014 5:51 p.m. CDT

LISLE – A Lisle student is included in the first group of winners announced in the 59th annual National Merit Scholarship Program, according to a news release from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation.

Daniel P. Bensen, who attends Benet Academy in Lisle, is among the about 1,000 high school seniors who have won corporate-sponsored National Merit Scholarship awards.

He will receive the National Merit McDonald's USA Scholarship. A resident of Downers Grove, Bensen hopes to pursue a career in accounting.

Most of the awards received are renewable for up to four years of college undergraduate study and provide annual stipends ranging from $500 to $10,000 annually.

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