FAIRFIELD — A Fairfield Ludlowe High School student is the winner of a corporate-sponsored National Merit Scholarship.

Chiana Q. Yang was selected for the scholarship among the first group of winners announced this week in the 61st annual Merit Scholarship Program. Yang is among more than 1,000 high school seniors nationwide selected to receive the corporate-sponsored scholarships financed by approximately 200 corporations, company foundations and other business organizations, according to the announcement.

Yang, whose expected career field is psychiatry, has received the National Merit Aon Scholarship, which is sponsored by Aon Corp., described in the announcement as an “international, strategically diverse company” in the insurance and financial services field.