National Merit Scholars 2019
Four Center Grove High School seniors have advanced to Finalist standing in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program. They include Corey Briscoe, Luke A. Irons, Ellie Jarosinski, and Justin Xu.
About 15,000 of the 16,000 Semifinalists named in September 2018 have met all requirements to advance to Finalist standing in the competition. All Finalists will have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $31 million that will be offered this spring.
Winners of Merit Scholarship awards are chosen based on their abilities, skills, and accomplishments. They are evaluated based on their academic record, information about the school’s curricula and grading system, two sets of test scores, the high school official’s written recommendation, information about the student’s activities and leadership, and the Finalist’s own essay.
SemifinalistsFour Center Grove High School seniors were named semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program. They include Corey Briscoe, Luke A. Irons, Ellie Jarosinski and Justin Xu.Approximately 16,000 Semifinalists were chosen in the 64th annual National Merit Scholarship Program.These academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $31 million that will be offered next spring.
To become a Finalist, the Semifinalist and his or her high school must submit a detailed scholarship application, which includes information about the student's academic record, participation in school and community activities, demonstrated leadership abilities, employment, and honors and awards received. The Semifinalist must be endorsed and recommended by a high school official, write an essay, and earn SAT scores that confirm the student's earlier performance on the qualifying test.
Finalists will be announced in February.