2021 National Merit Scholarship Program
In late September, it was announced that 29 Greeley seniors were recognized by the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program (by taking the 2019 PSAT/NMSQT) as a COMMENDED STUDENT on the basis of a nationally applied Selection Index score. They were among the 34,000 commended students throughout the nation being acknowledged for their exceptional academic promise. Congratulations to:
Congratulations to the 20 Greeley students who were among the 16,000 high school seniors nationwide to be named a SEMIFINALIST in the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Competition.
Tuan Anh Dang
They received this distinction by scoring among the top 5% of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2021 scholarship program by taking the 2019 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. The nationwide pool of Semiﬁnalists, representing less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors, includes the highest-scoring entrants in each state. The number of Semiﬁnalists in a state is proportional to the state’s percentage of the national total of graduating seniors.
To become a Finalist, the Semiﬁnalist and a high school oﬃcial must submit a detailed scholarship application, in which they provide information about the Semiﬁnalist’s academic record, participation in school and community activities, demonstrated leadership abilities, employment, and honors and awards received. A Semiﬁnalist must have an outstanding academic record throughout high school, be endorsed and recommended by a high school oﬃcial, write an essay, and earn SAT® or ACT® scores that conﬁrm the student’s earlier performance on the qualifying test.
Finalists will be announced in February 2021.