Three Mansfield ISD students are now finalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program, an academic competition for recognition and scholarships.
The National Merit Scholarship Program, founded in 1955, is an academic competition for recognition and college scholarships. Scholars earn the distinction of semifinalist based on their top scores on the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT).
The students were among the less than 1% of high school students to become semifinalists in the program back in September.
Out of more than 1.6 million entrants nationwide, only 16,000 students are selected as semifinalists. In February, 15,000 of those students are named finalists. About half of those finalists will win a National Merit Scholarship worth thousands of dollars.
Congratulations to MISD’s finalists:
The academically talented high school seniors are selected based on their skills, accomplishments and potential for success in rigorous college studies, without regard to gender, race, ethnic origin or religious preference.
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