We congratulate Ursuline senior Naomi Koh who has advanced to National Merit Finalist standing by scoring in the top 1 percent of the 1.6 million students who took the Preliminary SAT Test during their junior year.
Finalists compete for one of the 7,500 National Merit Scholarships. The scholarships total more than $31 million nationally. There are three types of Merit Scholarship awards — National Merit $2,500 Scholarships, Corporate-sponsored Merit Scholarship awards, and College-Sponsored Merit Scholarship awards.
All Finalists are evaluated on their academic record, their school's curricula and grading system, two sets of test scores, written recommendations, information about their activities and leadership, and their own essays. We wish Naomi well on the next step.