The Tatnall School is pleased to announce seniors Julie Griswold ’21 and Amanda Janusz ’21 have been named semifinalists in National Merit® Scholarship Program. Julie and Amanda, along with 16,000 additional semifinalists named by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), represent less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors. These academically gifted students will now continue in the competition for some 7,600 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $30 million.
About 1.5 million juniors in about 21,000 high schools entered the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the 2019 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®), which served as an initial screening of program entrants. The nationwide pool of semifinalists includes the highest-scoring entrants in each state.
To become a finalist, each semifinalist and a school official must submit a detailed scholarship application, providing information about the semifinalist’s academic record, participation in school and community activities, demonstrated leadership abilities, employment, and honors and awards received. Students who achieve designation as finalists will be notified in February.