These students were selected as National Merit Scholarship Corporation Semi-Finalists! There are approximately 16,000 Semi-Finalists in their annual scholarship program. Every year more than 1.6 million juniors take the PSAT nationwide. Less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors move on to become Semi-Finalists. These academically talented seniors have an opportunity continue in the competition for approximately 7500 National Merit scholarships to be offered next spring worth more than $32 million. Congratulations, Annabelle and Arne!