Will Carson ’20 was awarded a $2,500 National Merit Scholarship by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. He was among 2,500 seniors across the country to win the scholarships. Will plans to attend the University of Chicago.
They were picked from among 15,000 finalists who were chosen based on their scores in the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test taken by 1.5 million juniors in 2018-19. From the pool of finalists, scholarship winners were then chosen based on their overall academic record, difficulty level of subjects studied, contributions and leadership in school and community activities, an essay and recommendations from high school officials.