Greenwich Time: 17 Greenwich students among National Merit Semifinalists

Greenwich Time: 17 Greenwich students among National Merit Semifinalists

GREENWICH — Seventeen local students have been named semifinalists in the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program.

Two students from Brunswick School, three from Sacred Heart Greenwich and 12 from Greenwich High School are among the semifinalists.

Officials from the National Merit Scholarship Corp., an Illinois-based not-for-profit, announced the names of 16,000 semifinalists for the scholarship. About 7,600 scholarships totaling more than $30 million will ultimately be awarded.

More than 1.5 million juniors from about 21,000 high schools throughout the country entered the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program, including the highest scoring entrants in each state. To become finalists, the semifinalists will be reviewed based on their academic record, participation in school and community activities, demonstrated leadership abilities, employment and honors and awards received.

In February, the expected 15,000 finalists will be announced. Of that group, 2,500 scholars will be selected for $2,500 scholarships.

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