FCPS boasts 51 semifinalists for 2024 National Merit Scholarships
Fayette County Public Schools has produced over four dozen semifinalists in the 2024 National Merit Scholarship Program. These students are among some 16,000 outstanding high school seniors who will compete for nearly $28 million in awards next spring.
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High school juniors entered the 2024 competition by taking the 2022 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test, which serves as an initial screening. The nationwide pool of semifinalists, representing less than 1 percent of seniors, includes the highest-scoring entrants in each state. Typically, about 95 percent of semifinalists advance in February, and about half of those finalists ultimately receive scholarships based on their skills, accomplishments, and potential for success in rigorous college studies. The winner announcements come in four waves from April through July, including awards for corporate-sponsored scholarships, $2,500 National Merit scholarships, and college-sponsored scholarships. The National Merit Scholarship Corp., businesses, and higher education institutions underwrite the awards.
Source: National Merit Scholarship Corp.