Jedd Tam ’18 Named National Merit Finalist

Jedd Tam ’18 has been named a national merit finalist by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC). (Photo by Alyson Cittadino)

Jedd Tam ’18 has been named a national merit finalist by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC). Jedd is one of 15,000 students selected from across the country to receive this honor.

To participate in the national merit scholarship program a student must take the PSAT/NMSQT® in the specified year of the high school program and no later than the third year in grades 9 through 12, progressing normally toward graduation or completion of high school, and planning to accept admission to college no later than the fall following completion of high school; and be a citizen of the United States.

Jedd now qualifies for one of 7,500 national merit scholarships. Scholarships are awarded based on a student’s abilities, skills, and accomplishments. A variety of information is available for NMSC selectors to evaluate including the student’s academic record, test scores, written recommendations, information about the student’s activities and leadership, and a personal essay. Decisions are announced in March.