Harvard has accepted 58 National Merit Scholarship winners and 16 General Motors National Scholars for the Class of '63, Fred L. Glimp, Jr. '50, Director of Freshman Scholarships, announced yesterday.
Because the National Merit Scholarship Corporation has reduced the total number of awards from 989 to around 700, the number of Merit winners accepted by the College declined by 36 from last year's 94.
Though the Corporation lowered the maximum limit on stipends to $1500, it also instituted a provision that, in cases of extreme need, winners may receive aid from other sources. Glimp indicated that Harvard would supplement these scholarships with greater term-time employment and loans from College funds.
Radcliffe has announced acceptance of 20 Merit and five G.M. Scholarship recipients. Though the drop from last year's 40 Merit winners is more than proportional to the decline in number of awards, Mrs. Constance B. Pratt, Director of Radcliffe Admissions, explained that this can be explained by usual year-to-year fluctuations. She believes that Radcliffe next year will still have a greater number of Merit winners than any other women's college in the country.