<p>Can US CITIZENS living abroard qualify for National Merit scholarships</p>

<p>Yes, there is a separate cut off for those living outside the US</p>

<p>You may want to contact NMSC directly about your particular school, but they do have a selection unit for out of country schools. Here is an excerpt from the student guide:</p>

<p>*In addition to Semifinalists designated in each of the 50 states and without affecting the allocation to any state, Semifinalists are named in several other selection units that NMSC establishes for the competition. These units are for students attending schools in the District of Columbia, schools in U.S. commonwealths and territories, schools in other countries that enroll U.S. citizens, and U.S. boarding schools that enroll a sizable proportion from outside the state in which the school is located. A participant can be considered for Semifinalist standing in only one state or selection unit, based on the high school in which the student is regularly enrolled when taking the PSAT/NMSQT.