Twenty-six high school students from suburban Maryland have been awarded college-sponsored Merit Scholarships in the last of the three nationwide Merit Scholarship competitions.

The awards range from $1,000 to $8,000 over four years of undergraduate study. A total of 5,800 scholarships worth more than $21 million have been awarded.

The local Maryland winners include:

Gilliam R. Barr, Annapolis, Annapolis Senior High School.

Karl D. Brown, Bethesda, Charles W. Woodward High School.

Gregory H. Kahn, Bethesda, Walt Whitman High School.

Helen L. Loennig, Bethesda, Georgetown Day High School.

Daniel F. Nagelhout, Bethesda, Walt Whitman High School.

Bernard N. Grindel, Bowie, Eleanor Roosevelt High School.

Christopher Monsour, Camp Springs, St. Anselm's Abbey School.

Benjamin P. Warner, Cheverly, Eleanor Roosevelt High School.

Christopher J. Helzer, College Park, St. Anselm's Abbey School.

Lisa S. Walrath, College Park, Eleanor Roosevelt High School.

Stephen B. Eigles, Columbia, Wilde Lake High School.

Deirdre M. Tiffany, Columbia, Howard High School.

Rick R. Radzville, Frederick, Johnson High School.

Christopher Reigrut, Gaithersburg, Gaithersburg High School.

Justin P. Jacocks, Kensington, Good Counsel High School.

Subrata K. Dutta, Lanham, Eleanor Roosevelt High School.

Debra L. Smith, Laurel, Eleanor Roosevelt High School.

John G. Amspaugh, Rockville, Rockville High School.

David R. Argentar, Rockville, Rockville High School.

Stephen D. Harris, Rockville, Rockville High School.

R. Eben Jenkins, Rockville, Thomas S. Wootton High School.

Melissa L. Ritchey, Rockville, Rockville High School.

Geoffrey R. Smith, Sandy Spring, Sandy Spring Friend School.

Eric J. Eller, Silver Spring, Good Counsel High School.

Mike A. Singer, Silver Spring, John F. Kennedy High School.

Edward C. Puchalla, Temple Hills, Gonzaga College High School.