National Merit Scholarship Program

Award amount: Up to $7,500 renewable annually

 

Eligibility

St. Olaf is proud to sponsor scholarships for National Merit Finalists, National Achievement Scholars and National Hispanic Scholars.  More than 1.5 million students enter the annual competition for these scholarships by taking the PSAT/NMSQT in their junior year.  Less than 1% of them advance to finalist status and St. Olaf is pleased to recognize the academic talents of these students with a merit scholarship.

The St. Olaf National Merit Scholarship award is valued up to $7,500 per year. National Achievement Scholars and National Hispanic Scholars also receive a renewable scholarship of up to $7,500 per year.

St. Olaf’s academic rigor and motivated student body make it a good match for National Merit Scholars.  St. Olaf routinely enrolls 30-50 Scholars in each class.  A listing of how many Scholars enrolled at various colleges and universities this year is available on the National Merit Scholarship Corporation’s website – www.nationalmerit.org.  Look for the most recent Annual Report.

Questions

Questions regarding the procedures and deadlines of the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) can be directed  to NMSC at 1-847-866-5100 or www.nationalmerit.org.

Questions regarding the St. Olaf scholarships can be directed to Sandy Sundstrom at 1-877-235-8386 or sundstro@stolaf.edu.