George School is thrilled to announce that Ellen Zhang ’21 and David Xi ’21 have been named national merit finalists by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC). Ellen and David are two of 16,000 students selected from across the country to receive this honor. All finalists will be considered for National Merit Scholarship awards later this year.
Ellen and David each qualify 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.
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 or attend high school in the United States.
Congratulations, Ellen and David!