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5 FAQs About the PSAT and National Merit Scholar Program

Whether you just received your PSAT scores or you're preparing for next year's test, you may have PSAT questions: https://www.collegeconfidential.com/articles/5-faqs-about-the-psat-and-national-merit-scholar-program/

Replies to: 5 FAQs About the PSAT and National Merit Scholar Program

  • HowtheHeckHowtheHeck Registered User Posts: 96 Junior Member
    This article will not show up for me... just a blank screen...?
  • chercheurchercheur Registered User Posts: 1,229 Senior Member
    A scholarship of $2,500 a year, renewable for each year you are in college

    This part of the article is incorrect. If you are named a National Merit Scholar and awarded a $2500 scholarship from the NMSC, it is a one-time payment during your freshman year. It is not renewable.
  • chercheurchercheur Registered User Posts: 1,229 Senior Member
    By March of your senior year, you will find out if you’ve become a National Merit Scholar, in which case you are guaranteed one of three scholarships: A scholarship of $2,500; a college-sponsored scholarship; or a corporate-sponsored scholarship.

    A National Merit Finalist will be notified in May-June of their senior year of high school of a college-sponsored award. The timing depends on when the student lists a first choice sponsoring college with NMSC. NMSC doesn't begin notifying students of college-sponsored awards until May 1st.

    Also, students can be offered more than one sponsored scholarship, but they can only accept one.
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