Entry forms are now being accepted through March 31, 2019 for U.S. high school juniors (11th grade/third year) who will be completing or leaving high school and entering college in the fall of 2020. Each scholarship recipient will receive $5,000 per year for four years toward an undergraduate degree at an accredited U.S. college or university.
National Merit will contact the high school principals in December of the high school senior year who will notify students advancing in the competition. At this time, a small application is completed by the high school and the student (letter of recommendation, short essay, grades, and activities).
Only those entrants who advance in the competition will be notified and receive materials from National Merit Scholarship Corporation.
National Merit Scholarship Corporation notifies scholarship recipients by May of the student's senior year. For complete information and to access the Entry Form, please visit the Foundation Scholarship site.
For questions, please contact National Merit at 847-866-5100.