About the program:
“The National Merit® Scholarship Program is an academic competition for recognition and scholarships that began in 1955. High school students enter the National Merit Program by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®)—which serves as an initial screen of approximately 1.6 million entrants each year—and by meeting published program entry and participation requirements.”1
- Take the PSAT/NMSQT® in the specified year of the high school program and no later than the third year in grades 9 through 12, regardless of grade classification or educational pattern.
- Must be a high school student and planning to accept admission to college no later than the fall following completion of high school.
- Must be a U.S. Citizen or lawful permanent resident.
Amounts may vary.
For more information, visit the National Merit Scholarship Corporation.
1. National Merit® Scholarship Program. https://www.nationalmerit.org/s/1758/interior.aspx?sid=1758&gid=2&pgid=424