Congratulations to our 2020 National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists, pictured here:
Back Row (L–R): C Burton Lyng-Olsen, Yasmin Bergemann, Kyle Shin, and Henry Fisher
Front Row (L–R): Lily Meyers, Sarah Roberts, Olivia Wen, and Corinne Evans.
Nearly 16,000 high school students were recognized nationwide as semifinalists based on their PSAT scores, representing the top 1% of U.S. high school seniors. To advance to finalist standing, semifinalists must complete an application, provide academic transcripts, write an essay, receive a recommendation from a school official, and earn an SAT score that confirms the PSAT performance. Finalists will become eligible for scholarships either through the National Merit Corporation, participating colleges and universities, or participating corporations.