Three Mount Carmel Academy seniors were named National Merit Semifinalists by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. Congratulations to Margaret Dunn, Danna Masri, and Abigail Nolan.
More than 1.5 million juniors entered the 2021 National Merit program by taking the 2019 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®), which serves as the initial screen of program entrants. Approximately 16,000 high school seniors were named National Merit Scholarship semifinalists for 2021. The nationwide pool of semifinalists, which represents less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors, includes the highest-scoring entrants in each state.
Three types of Merit Scholarship awards will be offered in 2021: National Merit $2,500 scholarships, corporate-sponsored scholarships, and college-sponsored scholarships. Merit Scholarship winners will be announced in spring 2021.