National Merit Finalist

Bosque School senior, Aldo, was named a finalist in the National Merit Scholarship Program!

More than 1.5 million students entered the National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT, NMSQT), which serves as an initial screen of program entrants. 

Out of those 1.5 million, approximately only 15,000 students nationwide are named National Merit Scholarship Finalists. We are overjoyed to share that Aldo is a part of that 1% selection.

Merit Scholarship winners are chosen from this group based on their abilities, skills, and accomplishments. A variety of information is evaluated: the finalist’s academic record, information about the school’s curriculum and grading system, a written recommendation, information about the student’s activities and leadership, and the finalist’s own essay.

Each year, approximately 2,500 students receive National Merit Scholarships. Scholarship winners are typically announced in the spring.