SAINT JOSEPH STUDENTS NAMED FINALISTS FOR NATIONAL MERIT SCHOLARSHIP
MADISON (Monday, Feb. 13, 2017) -- Saint Joseph Catholic School seniors Caroline Doherty, Andrew Liess and Ellie Smith have been named finalists for a National Merit Scholarship, officials announced today.
The National Merit Scholarship Program is an academic competition that began 1955 and is administered by the private, non-profit National Merit Scholarship Corp. The program is expected to award about 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth about $33 million.
High school students across the United States enter the National Merit Scholarship competition when they take the PSAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. About 1.5 million students take the test each year.
Students must be a U.S. citizen or a lawful permanent resident. They also must be a high school student who plans to enroll in college no later than the fall following high school graduation.
National Merit Finalists are the highest scoring students in each state. Scholarship winners will be chosen from among the finalists.