Winner of the 1978 College-Sponsored Four-Year Merit Scholarships were announced today. Each of the [WORD ILLEGIBLE] winners will receive awards ranging from $1,000 to $6,000, depending upon the student's financial need. The average annual stipend is currently about $750, to $3,000 for four years.

The scholarships are sponsored by 190 colleges and universities and must be used to the sponsoring institution. If a winner should decide not to attend the sponsoring school, the award is canceled.

The winners in Northern Virginia are:

Elizabeth W. Ramsey, 418 W. Braddock Rd., Alexandria, St. Agnes School for Girls - Wesleyan University. Ramsey, a Latin award winner, is on the "It's Acadmic" Team and belongs to the chess and outing clubs.

Laurie L. Robertson, 2317 N. Stuart St., Arlington, Woodlawn Program - Rice University. Robertson, a National Honor Society member, has received a Daughters of the American Revolution Citizenship Award and world history and Latin achievemnet awards.

Paul S. Mackey, 3603 Cornell Rd., Fairfax, Fairfax High School - Stevens Institute of Technology. Mackey, a member of the National Honor Society and the "It's Academic" team, belongs to the cross-country and indoor track teams, the Latin Club and the Science Club.

George A. Prochnik, 3624 Embassy La., Fairfax, Fairfax High School - Pomona College. Prochnik, drama president of the Thespians, was voted "Top Talent" in the 1976 Virginia Governor's School. He has won photography, creative writing and forensies awards.

Martha C. Massie. Tte. 2, Box 139-A, Leesburg, Loudoun Valley High School - Randolph-Macon Woman's College. Massie, National Honor Society vice president, has won a Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizenship Award and National French Examnination awards.

Debra J. Carey, 8317 Oakford Dr., Springfield, West Springfield High School - Baylor University. Carey, a National Honor Society member, is on the newspaper staff, the art-literary magazine staff and is a member of Quill and Scroll and the Math Club.

Bartley R. Danielsen, 8625 Thames St., Springfield, Lake Braddock Seconday School - University of Georgia. Danielsen, the student council president, is a member of the National Honor Society and the varsity basketball and soccer teams and has placed first in a Daughters of the American Revolution Essay Contest and a Civtan Essay Contest.

Peter M. Haymond, 14609 N. Aurora Dr., Woodbridge, Garfield Senior High School - Brigham Young University. Haymond, the "Its Academic" team captain, is a member of the All-State Cross - Country team and the All Mid-Atlantic States Cross-Country team. He is the cross-country team captain, regional champion of the Voice of Democracy Speech Contest and a member of the National Honor Society.