Congratulations! In September, five LVA seniors were recognized as National Merit Scholarship semi-finalist, seniors Evaleah Caceres, Zebulun Clarke, Gabrielle Konrad, Dhanhee Lee, and Asha Rohani.
More than 16,000 of the high scorers, representing less than 1% of the nation’s high school graduating seniors, will qualify as Semifinalists. Only Semifinalists will have an opportunity to advance in the competition for Merit Scholarship® awards. NMSC will notify Semifinalists of their standing and send scholarship application materials to them through their high schools in September 2024. Their names will be sent to regionally accredited four-year U.S. colleges and universities and released to local news media for public announcement in mid-September.
A Semifinalist must fulfill several additional requirements and advance to the Finalist level of the competition before being considered for a National Merit Scholarship. About 95% (over 15,000) of the Semifinalists are expected to become Finalists and receive a Certificate of Merit attesting to their distinguished performance in the competition.
For more information on the NMS, visit https://www.nationalmerit.org/s/1758/interior.aspx?sid=1758&gid=2&pgid=1881#:~:text=Semifinalists,for%20Merit%20Scholarship%C2%AE%20awards.