147 Students Named National Merit Semifinalists
MCPS has 147 semifinalists in the 2023 National Merit Scholarship competition. The semifinalists will compete nationally for scholarships that will be announced in the spring. The competition is sponsored by the National Merit Scholarship Corp.
The MCPS semifinalists come from 13 high schools: Bethesda-Chevy Chase, Montgomery Blair, Winston Churchill, Col. Zadok Magruder, Northwest, Poolesville, Richard Montgomery, Sherwood, Springbrook, Walter Johnson, Wheaton, Walt Whitman and Thomas S. Wootton.
Finalists will be considered for $2,500 National Merit scholarships, plus additional corporate-sponsored and college/university-sponsored scholarships that will be announced later in the school year.