The nonprofit National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), established in 1955, named approximately 16,000 semifinalists in the 66th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. More than 90 percent of semifinalists attain finalist standing, and more than half of those will win a National Merit Scholarship, earning the Merit Scholar® title. Scholarships are underwritten by NMSC and approximately 400 business organizations and higher education institutions that share NMSC’s goals of honoring the nation’s scholastic champions and encouraging the pursuit of academic excellence.
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