The National Merit® Scholarship Corporation has announced that 20 of the Albuquerque Academy seniors who competed in the National Merit Scholarship Program last school year have been named semifinalists in the 2023 National Merit Scholarship Program.
As juniors, they entered the 2023 National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®), which serves as an initial screen of program participants. The approximately 16,000 semifinalists across the country, representing fewer than one percent of U.S. high school seniors, include the highest-scoring entrants in each state.
Next spring these students will have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,250 National Merit Scholarships worth nearly $28 million.
Congratulations to all of the semifinalists across New Mexico on being honored for their hard work and dedication. The 2023 semifinalists from Albuquerque Academy are: