Nine Westerville seniors named semifinalists for the 2024 National Merit Scholarship Program
Nine Westerville seniors are semifinalists in the 69th annual National Merit Scholarship Program, according to a recent announcement by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC).
- Andrew Boyd, Noah Gibson, Anthony Malek, Daine Marburger and Andrew Miller at Westerville Central
- Jacob Fouse, Luke Haman and Shrey Shyamalan at Westerville North
- Samson Gurgiolo at Westerville South
The Westerville seniors are among more than 16,000 semifinalists who have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,140 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $28 million that will be offered next spring.
To be considered for a Merit Scholarship award, semifinalists must fulfill several requirements to advance to the finalist level of the competition. About 95% of the semifinalists are expected to attain finalist standing, and more than half of the finalists will win a National Merit Scholarship, earning the Merit Scholar title.