It is way more than 3 things. But basically, have VERY good grades in college preparatory classes. Take the PSAT in your junior year and answer the National Merit questions on the PSAT. You have to be a US Citizen or have applied for permanent residency to lead to citizenship. Your PSAT score will have to be in the top 50,000 tested in the country.
If you qualify, when you are invited by National Merit Scholarship Corporation to be a Commended Student or Semifinalist, name two colleges or universities you want to attend. In September of your Senior year you will be notified whether you are a Semifinalist. Then complete the required application and your school principal has to endorse you. Keep your grades up all of Junior and Senior years. Take the actual SAT and have your SAT scores sent to National Merit to confirm your PSAT score. Submit whatever other information they may ask from you. In February of your Senior year you will find out if you are a Finalist. In March you will find out if you are a Scholar.
A national merit scholar is student who has first taken the PSAT in spring of their junior year and scored high enough to qualify for a semifinalist position the national merit competition. Next, those semifinalists are asked to complete an application with 2 letters of recommendation, transcripts, SAT scores, a list of extracurricular activities, honors, and write an essay. From there, the application is reviewed. Of those semifinalists, a portion of students are selected for the finalist level, and from the finalists, the National Merit Corporation chooses students to become National Merit Scholars. National Merit Scholars are given $2500 by the corporation and also may qualify for a variety of school and corporate sponsored scholarships.
A list of all National Merit Finalists, from all fifty states, can be attained by contacting the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. However, if you seek a more specific region, most state departments of education also compile a list of their respective National Merit Finalists. Additionally, at the local level, most high schools proudly publish a list of all National Merit Finalists who attend their school.
My son is a semifinalist in NJ. (cutoff 221) He scored a 1990 on his SAT (he had a bad day). After scoring a 33 on the ACT he decided not to take the SAT again. He was told that he is not a finalist due to his "low" SAT score. We were told that by NMSC that they add up math, English scores plus ONLY THE MULTIPLE CHOICE score for writing on the SAT. If it is under 1960 the semifinalist cannot qualify for finalist. Even though my son got a 1990 the score minus the essay score of 11 added up to 1940.
An ACT score of 36 would generally be held in higher regard than the distinction of being a National Merit Scholar. The 36 represents a perfect score in every section of one of the two major American standardized tests, whereas the National Merit Scholarship Competition is based on the PSAT. There are significantly more National Merit Scholars than there are people with perfect ACT scores.
National Merit Scholar count can vary year by year; however, a large public school like Plano High School in Plano, TX can produce 50-60 semifinalists in a given year. While this is a large number on an absolute basis, if considering the number of semifinalists relative to the class population, exceptional private schools have the highest concentration. Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy in Melbourne, Florida had the highest number of finalist in 2010 (8).
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