National Merit Scholarships
Three types of National Merit Scholarships will be offered in the spring 2014.
Every finalist will compete for one of 2,500 National Merit $2,500 Scholarships that will be awarded on a state representational basis. About 1,000 corporate-sponsored Merit Scholarship awards will be provided by approximately 240 corporations and business organizations for finalists who meet their specifi ed criteria, such as children of the grantor’s employees or residents of communities where sponsor plants or offi ces are located. In addition, about 200 colleges and universities are expected to fi nance some 4,500 college-sponsored Merit Scholarship awards for finalists who will attend the sponsor institution.
National Merit Scholarship winners of 2014 will be announced in four nationwide news releases beginning in April and concluding in July. These scholarship recipients will join more than 300,000 other distinguished young people who have earned the Merit Scholar title.