National Merit Scholarship Class of 2022
The National Merit® Scholarship Program is an academic competition for recognition and scholarships that began in 1955. Of the 1.5 million entrants, some 50,000 with the highest PSAT/NMSQT® Selection Index scores (calculated by doubling the sum of the Reading, Writing and Language, and Math Test scores) qualify for recognition in the National Merit Scholarship Program. These students qualify as either Commended Students or Semifinalists.
About 34,000 of the approximately 50,000 high scorers on the PSAT/NMSQT receive Letters of Commendation in recognition of their outstanding academic promise. Six students from Mahtomedi Public Schools were announced as commended students in the 2022 National Merit Scholarship Program.
About 16,000 students, or approximately one-third of the 50,000 high scorers, are notified that they have qualified as Semifinalists. Semifinalists are the highest scoring entrants in each state. Semifinalists have an opportunity to continue in the competition and advance to the Finalist category and compete for National Merit Scholarships worth more than $30 million. Two students from Mahtomedi Public Schools were announced as semifinalists in the 2022 National Merit Scholarship Program.