Jedd Tam ’18 was awarded a national merit scholarship by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), one of 7,500 students selected from across the country to receive this honor. He was previously announced as one of 15,000 finalists.
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.
Jedd is heading to Georgia Tech in the fall where he plans to study engineering.
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.