The $2,500 scholarship awards are supported by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation’s own funds. There are 2,500 students from around the country who will receive similar recognition. Scholarship winners were chosen from approximately 15,000 finalists in the 2022 National Merit Scholarship Program. Finalists from each state were judged by a combination of accomplishments, skills and potential for success in rigorous college studies. They were selected by a committee of college admissions officers and high school counselors.
This year’s competition for National Merit Scholarships began in October 2012 when more than 1.5 million juniors in over 21,000 high schools took the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. Last fall, the highest-scoring participants in each state were named semifinalists.