The list of semifinalists was released on Sept. 11 and outlines the students still in the running for 8,000 National Merit Scholarships—worth about $35 million—set to be awarded next spring.
Approximately 90 percent of the semifinalists are expected to attain finalist standing, with more than half of those finalists ultimately winning a National Merit Scholarship.
The 16,000 semifinalists were selected from a group of 1.5 million students who entered the competition.
- Celia H. Hallan;
- Samuel F. Orfield;
- Samuel W. Shaheen;
- Jonah Shaw;
- Mathew Villalta.