2021 National Merit Semi-Finalists & Commended Students!

On September 11, 2020, in Services, by Mia Sankari

The National Merit Scholarship Corporation has announced its 2021 list of semifinalist high school students, who will compete for a share of more than 31 million dollars in scholarships!
Eman Schools is very proud to announce we have 3 National Merit Semi-Finalists this year & 2 commended students!
These students are the top 1% + of students in the country.

Our 2021 National Merit Semi-Finalists are: Omar Alhaffar, Iman Masood & Safiya Sankari
Our 2021 National Merit Commended Students are: Yasmein Ali & Judy Arab
(Commended Students certificates will be mailed by the end of September)

High school juniors, 11th graders, in about 21,000 high schools in the United States entered the academic competition by taking the 2019 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. The highest-scoring students in each state represent the pool of semifinalists who, according to the National Merit Scholarship Corporation, represent less than 1% of United States high school seniors. The next step for a semifinalist to become a finalist is to complete the required application that includes their SAT or ACT scores, an essay and a letter of recommendation by a high school official. Finalists are then chosen on the basis of academic record, their participation in community and school activities, how they have demonstrated leadership ability, employment and awards and honors received. From a group of about 16,000 semifinalists, an expected 15,000 advance to finalists. Students are notified in February of their scholarship!