Fourteen Upper Arlington High School students have qualified as Semifinalists in the 66th annual National Merit Scholarship Program, giving them the opportunity to compete for college scholarships in recognition of their academic achievement.
These members of the UAHS Class of 2021 are among approximately 1.5 million high school students across the country that entered the National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT). Of those entrants, approximately 16,000 high scorers — or the top 1 percent — qualify as Semifinalists. Semifinalists represent the highest scores on the PSAT/NMSQT.
Congratulations to the Upper Arlington students named National Merit Scholarship Program Semifinalists: Defne C., Soohyun C., John D., Paul G., Victor G., Alamusi H., Ryan H., Brent J., Weibo L., Isabelle P., Sofia S., Peter S., Benjamin U., and Rena Z.
Beginning in March, the National Merit Scholarship program expects to notify about 7,600 Semifinalists that they advanced to Finalist status after fulfilling several requirements, including having a record of a high academic achievement in grades nine through 12 and earning a high score on the SAT. The Finalists will receive Merit Scholarship awards totaling $30 million.