Hey everyone. So, after the 15000 Finalists are picked, what are the criteria used to pick the winners of the scholarship? Is it mainly decided on who had the highest scores in the group, and then extracurriculars/gpa? I was a little confused about how they pick the top and if it was solely based on (or mainly) the actual score, and the rest of the stuff is secondary.
Also, do they also try to distribute the winners across the US again like they did for semifinalists, or does it not matter beyond a certain point where you're from, just what you got/your qualifications?