Kuhn Semifinalist for Merit Program

Kuhn Semifinalist for Merit Program
Posted on 09/21/2020
Portrait of Lily Kuhn

Spring Hill High School is excited to announce that Lily Kuhn is one of approximately 16,000 semifinalists named as part of the annual National Merit Scholarship academic competition. The students, who were selected based on scores on a PSAT qualifying test, will compete for some 7,600 scholarships worth more than $30 million, to be awarded this spring.

More than 1.5 million juniors from about 21,000 high schools entered the competition by taking the 2020 Preliminary SAT.

The nationwide pool of semifinalists represents less than 1 percent of U.S. high school seniors and includes the highest-scoring entrants in each state. These seniors, most of whom will advance to finalist status, must submit a scholarship application that includes an outstanding academic record, a recommendation from their schools, an essay, and SAT scores than confirm the results of the PSAT.

In addition to scholarships awarded by the non-profit National Merit organization, about 1,000 corporate-sponsored awards and an additional 4,100 college-sponsored awards will be distributed, according to the group. Some colleges award full-tuition (or more) scholarships to National Merit Semifinalists or National Merit Finalists.

National Merit Scholarship winners of 2021 will be announced in four nationwide news releases beginning in April and concluding in July.  These scholarship recipients will join more than 353,000 other distinguished young people who have earned the Merit Scholar title.

Congratulations to Lily and best of luck to her in the competition!