Thirty-one CHCCS Students Reach Finalist Round for National Merit Scholarships
Thirty-one CHCCS students received letters from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation in mid-February, notifying them of their placement in the Finalist round for 2020 National Merit Scholarships. All Finalists will be considered for three types of National Merit Scholarships to be offered in spring 2020.
To become a Finalist, the Semifinalist and a high school official must submit an application, detailing the student’s academic record, participation in extracurricular activities, leadership abilities, employment, and honors received. A Semifinalist must have an outstanding academic record throughout high school, be recommended by a high school official, write an essay, and earn SAT® or ACT® scores in line with the student’s earlier performance on the qualifying test. Merit Scholars are chosen on the basis of their skills, accomplishments, and potential for success in rigorous college studies, without regard to gender, race, ethnic origin, or religious preference.
This year’s National Merit Scholarship winners will be announced in four nationwide news releases beginning in April and concluding in July.