As explained on the National Merit Scholarship Corporation’s website, “winners of the scholarship are chosen from the finalist group based on their abilities, skills, and accomplishments.” When selecting winners, students are evaluated on various criteria, including academic records, the school's curriculum and grading system, PSAT scores, written recommendations, activities and leadership roles, and an essay.
Finalists have the opportunity to be selected for one of three scholarships: National Merit $2,500 Scholarship, corporate-sponsored Merit Scholarship Award, and college-sponsored Merit Scholarship Award. Winners will be notified by mid-June.
Head of Upper School Liz Perry shared: “What an incredible honor for these two students to be selected as finalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program. Congratulations, Aarit and Henry, on this wonderful academic achievement! All of us here at St. Luke’s are rooting for you.”
St. Luke’s School is a secular (non-religious), private school in New Canaan, CT for grades 5 through 12 serving over 30 towns in Connecticut and New York. Our exceptional academics and diverse co-educational community foster students’ intellectual and ethical development and prepare them for top colleges. St. Luke’s Center for Leadership builds the commitment to serve and the confidence to lead.