Four Mansfield ISD students are among the less than 1 percent of high school students in the country to be named semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program.
Congratulations to Jeremy Jennings and Vincent Nguyen from Lake Ridge High School, Dylan Luong from Mansfield High School, and Alexander Corley from Early College High School on this prestigious achievement.
The National Merit Scholarship Program is an academic competition for recognition and $28 million in college scholarships. Semifinalists were selected based on their top scores on the 2022 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.
Out of more than 1.6 million entrants nationwide, only 16,000 students are selected as semifinalists. In February 2024, 15,000 of those students will be named finalists. About half of those finalists will win a National Merit Scholarship worth thousands of dollars.
Finalists must have an outstanding academic record, an endorsement by a high school official, write a compelling essay, and possess SAT scores that confirm the student’s performance on the qualifying test.
The National Merit Scholarship Program was founded in 1955 to identify and honor scholastically talented American youth and to encourage them to develop their abilities to the fullest.
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