GISSV 11th grade student met the requirements to enter the prestigious National Merit Scholarship® Program.
GISSV student Johannes Neubrand, grade 11, met the requirements to enter the 2018 National Merit Scholarship® Program.
Every year, the National Merit Scholarship Cooperation (NMSC) awards university scholarships to students with exceptional academic ability and demonstrated potential for academic success.
Established in 1955, the NMSC is a non-profit organization that operates without government assistance. About 1.5 million students in some 22,000 high schools enter the National Merit Scholarship competition annually when they take the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®). This serves as an initial screen of program entrants, and measures critical reading ability, mathematics problem solving ability and writing ability, rather than existing knowledge.
From the approximately 1.5 million program entrants, Johannes is among the 50,000 highest-scoring participants who will be recognized in the fall. About 16,000 will then be named National Merit Program Semifinalists and continue in the competition for about 7,400 Merit Scholarship awards. We are keeping our fingers crossed and wish him the best of luck!