Congratulations Year 13 student, Thomas, who has qualified as a finalist in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Progam. This is an outstanding achievement. Each year, about 1.6 million students take the PSAT. Of the juniors who take the exam, approx 1% earn scores that qualify them as Semifinalists. This group is narrowed down to 15,000, who become Finalists. Of this group, about 7,500 are awarded scholarships of $2,500 a year (that can be renewed each year you're in college).
The National Merit® Scholarship Program is an academic competition for recognition and scholarships that began in 1955. High school students enter the National Merit Program by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.
Learn more about the program here.