Seniors are Finalist in National Merit Scholarship Program
Congratulations to seniors, Jonathan Buchanan and Stephane Granato who have been recognized as finalists in the National Merit Scholarship program.
The National Merit® Scholarship Program is an academic competition put on by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. Approximately 1.6 million high school students enter the program each year. In February 15,000 Semifinalists are notified that they have advanced to Finalist standing. Scholars are notified if they have won scholarships on a rolling basis, beginning in March and ending in June.
Established in 1955, the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) is an independent, not-for-profit organization that operates without government assistance. NMSC conducts the National Merit® Scholarship Program, an annual academic competition for recognition and college undergraduate scholarships.
NMSC's goals have remained constant since its inception:
to identify and honor academically talented U.S. high school students
to stimulate increased support for their education
to provide efficient and effective program management for organizations who wish to sponsor college undergraduate scholarships
Through these endeavors, NMSC, which is committed to maintaining the highest standards, has earned a reputation for quality and integrity.
Since its founding, NMSC has recognized over 3.3 million students and provided some 432,000 scholarships worth over $1.7 billion. The honors awarded by NMSC to exceptionally able students are viewed as definitive marks of excellence. Recipients of Merit Scholarship® awards, Achievement Scholarship® awards, and corporate-sponsored Special Scholarships have increased the nation's respect for intellectual accomplishments and have contributed significantly to its talent pool of future leaders.