National Merit Scholars Earn College Scholarships from Teradata

Published on June 17, 2013 in Computer & Electronics, Technology


Students in US, Canada awarded for academic excellence and community involvement to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering or math

DAYTON, Ohio (June 17, 2013) –  College-bound students from across the United States and Canada have earned scholarships from Teradata (NYSE: TDC), the leading analytic data solutions company. The awards will help support the students’ full-time university study of a science, technology, engineering or mathematics discipline and are given in recognition of students’ academic achievements and significant contributions to their communities.

Students earning US 2013 National Merit Scholarship (NMS) were selected from among National Merit Scholarship program finalists. Teradata NMS and international scholars were chosen by an independent selection committee that considered academic achievements and records, school or extracurricular activities, community and volunteer service, as well as the response to an essay question. 

“These students have worked hard to achieve success in academics, in sports and in the arts, and they have shared their talents through their volunteer work in their communities. They are strong candidates to succeed in college and to go on to become corporate and community leaders in the future. We congratulate them on their achievements and wish them continued success, in college and as adults,” said Sherri Morgan, Teradata community relations director.

This year’s Teradata international scholar is:

  • Saranya Kulendran, Turner Fenton Secondary School, Brampton, Ontario, Canada. Kulendranhas earned the school’s Principal’s award and is a member of the senior girls basketball team and senior jazz band. She is a certified lifeguard and volunteers at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. At age 6 she began studying Bharathanatyam, or classical Indian dance, and is an exponent of classical violin.  She plans to major in life sciences at University of Toronto, and is the daughter of Teradata help desk manager Sivaguru Kulendran.    

The 2013 Teradata National Merit Scholarship award winners are:


  • Nathan Malimban, Chandler Preparatory Academy, Chandler, AZ.  Malimban scored in the top 10 percent in the state on the National Math Exam and is the 2013 class valedictorian. He is co-captain of the varsity soccer and tennis teams, sings bass in Select Choir, and has acted in school plays. Malimban volunteers at a hospital and is a founding member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.  He plans to major in mathematics and physics at Brown University. Malimban is the son of Teradata partner integration architect Marco Cruz Malimban.


  • Mason Hollis, Fayetteville Senior High School, Fayetteville, AR.   Hollis led his Environmental and Spatial Technology (EAST) team to national finalist recognition for the “Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge,” and the EAST National Service Project. He is a youth leader in his church and has participated in multiple mission projects. Hollis also runs his own business teaching guitar. He is an AP Distinguished Scholar and vice president of the Spanish Honors Society. As one of five incoming freshmen to the University of Arkansas to receive the prestigious Bodenhamer Fellowship, Hollis will major in computer science. He is the son of Teradata vice president, Global Alliances, Trey Hollis.

North Carolina

  • Meaghan Nazareth, Green Hope High School, Cary, NC. Nazareth is president of both the Student Council, and the National Honor Society and is the founder and president of the school’s Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Club.  As a captain on the cross-country team, she earned the Coaches Award.  Nazareth is also an AP Scholar with Honor and she has earned a Rotary Youth Leadership Award. She plans to major in biology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Nazareth is the daughter of Teradata program manager Desire Nazareth.
  • Arjun Adhia, North Carolina School of Science and Math, Durham, NC. Adhia runs cross country, won first place at a Science Olympiad competition and is the recipient of an AP Scholar Honors Award. He intends to study computer science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is the son of Teradata Professional Services consultant Adhia Paresh.

Approximately 1,000 distinguished high school seniors have been awarded corporate-sponsored National Merit Scholarship awards this year nationwide. To be considered for the financial grant, children of US employees of Teradata first earned a qualifying score on the Preliminary Scholastic Assessment Test/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®) in their junior year, and then submitted a detailed application with an essay and information about extracurricular activities, awards and leadership positions. All winners are chosen by the National Merit Scholarship program.

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