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National Merit Scholars

Badin is pleased to participate in the prestigious National Merit Scholarship program overseen by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation, which distributes $28 million in scholarship money to some 15,000 graduating seniors each year.

Seniors become eligible for the National Merit Scholarship based on their performance on the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test (PSAT), which they take as juniors.

Those who are named National Merit Scholarship semi-finalists are in the running for scholarship money. Commended students, who are not eligible for scholarship dollars, represent the top five percent in performance of those who take the PSAT at more than 21,000 high schools in the country each year.

Badin's National Merit Scholarship performance in the past 25 years:

2023-2024
2 National Merit Finalists
2 College Board African American Scholars

2022-2023
2 National Merit Finalists
1 Commended Student

2021-2022
1 National Merit Finalist
2 Commended students

2020-2021
1 Commended student
1 College Board African American Scholar

2019-2020
5 Commended students

2009-2010 thru 2018-2019
10 National Merit finalists
1 National Merit Semi-finalist
1 National Achievement Semi-finalist
19 Commended students

1999-2000 thru 2008-2009
8 National Merit Finalists
1 National Merit Semi-finalist
23 Commended students

Badin national merit scholarship winners