2020 National Merit Semifinalists

GUHSD Governing Board Recognizes 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program Semifinalists
Posted on 09/19/2019
This is the image for the news article titled GUHSD Governing Board Recognizes 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program Semifinalists September 2019 – Glendale Union High School District is proud to announce its 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program Semifinalists. This year’s semifinalists include Sunnyslope senior Alexis Hatch and Thunderbird senior Jessica Zylstra. The GUHSD Governing Board was honored to recognize them at its recent board meeting. Each semifinalist attended a special reception at the district office and received a certificate of achievement from the governing board. 

National Merit Semifinalists are selected every September from 1.6 million entrants across the United States. Out of the 50,000 students with the highest PSAT/NMSQT Selection Index scores, approximately 16,000 high academically performing high school students are notified that they have qualified as semifinalists.

To be considered for a Merit Scholarship award, semifinalists must fulfill several requirements to advance to the finalist level of the competition. About 90 percent of the semifinalists are expected to attain finalist standing, and about half of the finalists will win a National Merit Scholarship, earning the prestigious Merit Scholar title. Winners can receive one of three different types of National Merit Scholarships including the $2,500 National Merit Scholarship, corporate-sponsored scholarships and college-sponsored scholarships.

Congratulations to our 2020 National Merit Semifinalists! 

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2020 National Merit Semifinalists