The National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced the names of approximately 16,000 Semifinalists in the 62nd annual National Merit Scholarship Program. Congratulations to our high school students who have been selected as 2017 National Merit Scholars: Jacob Dale, Zhen Yu Ding, Daijue Dong, Maxwell D. Huber, Isaac T. Kalapos, Rajitha Pulivarthy, Harrison R. Ulery, Varsha Venugopal, Jifeng Yu.
These academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,500 National Merit Scholarships w01th about $33 million that will be offered next spring. To be considered for a Merit Scholarship® award, Semifinalists must fulfill several requirements to advance to the Finalist level of the competition. About 90 percent of the Semifinalists are expected to attain Finalist standing, and about half of the Finalists will win a National Merit Scholarship, earning the Merit Scholar®title.