Congratulations to our 2019 National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists, pictured above: Front Row (L–R): Noah Sobel-Lewin, Catherine Lasersohn, Maliya Ellis, and Noah Slager. Back Row (L–R): Yoon-Young Kim, Siraj Patwa, Ethan Silver, Jack Dove, Noah Schmeisser, and Tyler Stevens-Scanlan.
Nearly 16,000 high school students were recognized nationwide as semifinalists based on their 2017 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.