National Merit Scholarship Program have released the long awaited National Merit Semifinalist list 2019 and that of the Finalist List 2019.
High School Winners get &2,500 each to Study in USA
Firstly the The National Merit Scholarship Program is a Scholarship and Competionhave your which Started since 1955.
The National Merit Scholarship Program is designed for High School Students in the United States of America.
Students enter the Competition with their Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test
This Documet is the first screening requirement for approximately 1.6 million people every year . Names of students whose PSAT scores are high enough can keep them in the race for the scholarship award .
Commended Students are named on the basis of a nationally applied Selection Index score that may vary from year to year and is typically below the level required for participants to be named Semifinalists in their respective states.
Although Commended Students do not continue in the competition for National Merit Scholarships, some of these students do become candidates for Special Scholarships sponsored by corporations and businesses.
National Merit Semifinalists 2019
In early September, about 16,000 students out of the 50,000 high scorers, are notified that they have qualified as Semifinalists.
To ensure that academically talented young people from all parts of the United States are included in this talent pool, Semifinalists are designated on a state-representational basis. They are the highest scoring entrants in each state.
NMSC provides scholarship application materials to Semifinalists through their high schools. To be considered for a National Merit Scholarship, Semifinalists must advance to Finalist standing in the competition by meeting high academic standards and all other requirements explained in the information provided to each Semifinalist.
Eligibility for National Merit Semifinalist 2019
The selection was made following scores emanating from the last fall’s Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.
About 1.6 million high school juniors sat for the Exams and only 16,000 emerged
Click here to learn about requirements for becoming a Finalist in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program. (Adobe Acrobat Reader is required.)
National Merit Finalists 2019
In February, some 15,000 Semifinalists are notified by mail at their home addresses that they have advanced to Finalist standing. High school principals are notified and provided with a certificate to present to each Finalist.
Criteria for Selecting a Winner for the National Merit Scholarship 2019
All winners of Merit Scholarship awards are chosen from the Finalist group based on their abilities, skills, and accomplishments—without regard to gender, race, ethnic origin, or religious preference.
A variety of information is available for NMSC selectors to evaluate: the Finalist’s academic record, information about the school’s curricula and grading system, two sets of test scores, the high school official’s written recommendation, information about the student’s activities and leadership, and the Finalist’s own essay.
How Many Scholarship Awards are there in National Merit Scholarship Finalist
About 15,000 are expected to then become finalists for the scholarships by the end of February 2019, based on scores, academic and extracurricular records, recommendations and essays.
Finalists receive either a $2,500 National Merit Scholarship or a merit scholarship sponsored by a college or corporation.
National Merit Finalist Winners 2019 Announcement:
The Winners of the National Merit Scholarship Program will be announced by the end of February.
See the List of National Merit Semifinalist 2018 by states in PDF list here:
The list of all students who qualified for the semifinalist can be downloaded here right away. That of the 2019 will be updated by September 2nd Week