National Merit Scholarship
While every student is either directly or indirectly working towards the National Merit Scholarship, it is important to note the significance of it and how it can positively impact someone’s life. By receiving a certain score on the PSAT during their junior year, students gain opportunities for scholarships up to $2,500 for all the finalists. They are also given additional opportunities for merit-based scholarships from schools such as Harvard, Yale, Stanford, and MIT. It is important that each student takes the time and effort necessary to attempt to perform their best on the test.