Ten State College Area High School seniors are among the nation’s 16,000 National Merit Scholarship finalists.
About 1.5 million students in more than 22,000 high schools entered the 2013 National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.
These students represent the highest-scoring entrants in each state and represent less than 1 percent of each state’s high school seniors. The honor of being named a finalist is based on PSAT/NMSQT results, academic record, an application essay, and recommendations by teachers, school counselors, and/or learning enrichment-gifted teachers.
These students then continue to be considered for about 8,300 National Merit corporate and college-sponsored scholarships to be awarded throughout this spring and summer: