The names of about 16,000 semifinalists in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program were released on Wednesday.
These high school seniors are in the running for some 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $31 million that will be awarded next spring.
The semifinal pool, representing less than 1 percent of U.S. high school seniors, is based on scores from last year’s Preliminary SAT.
September annually, about 50,000 high School Students with a high Score on the PSAT/NMSQT® receive a call up later of Commendation. This is done to recognize their outstanding performance.
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.
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.
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.
How to Check the National Merit Semifinalist List 2019 for Each State
Click the link given below to VIEW/DOWNLOAD the full list of National Merit Semifinalist candidates in PDF.
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