By Chloe Levitas
Nolan Siegel of The Weber School is among 99 students in Georgia to receive scholarships through the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program. The only student this year from Weber achieving the award, Siegel received his scholarship from Vanderbilt University.
It’s no surprise that certain high school students, such as Siegel, excel in test-taking. The nearly 100 Georgia students to receive scholarships from colleges and universities nationwide as part of the program took the PSAT and a practice SAT test, and scored high enough to be finalists in the scholarship competition.
To reach finalist status, semifinalists had to submit a detailed application. They had to write an essay and provide information about their extracurricular activities, awards and leadership positions. Eligible students were required to have an outstanding academic record, be endorsed and recommended by a high school official, and earn SAT scores that confirm the qualifying test performance.
This year, 173 higher education institutions underwrote Merit Scholarship awards through the National Merit Scholarship Program. Sponsor colleges and universities include 95 private and 78 public institutions in 43 states and the District of Columbia. Students can be awarded between $500 and $2,000 annually for up to four years of undergraduate study at the institution financing the scholarship.
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