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Two AHA Students Receive National Merit® Scholarships

Demarest, NJ: Samantha Kim and Nahee Kim, two members of the Class of 2017 at the Academy of the Holy Angels, have been named Merit Scholars. Each student has received a National Merit® Scholarship. 

Both winners are residents of Demarest and were selected from a field that included over 15,000 Finalists. Two of those Finalists are AHA students Clara Jeon of Demarest and Joanne Li of Northvale.

This year’s national scholarship winners were those students the National Merit Scholarship Corporation “judged to have the strongest combination of accomplishments, skills, and potential for success in rigorous college studies.” The selection committee renders its decisions after reviewing each Finalist’s academic record, standardized test scores, and leadership activities along with an essay written by the student and a recommendation from an official at the student’s school.

The 2017 scholarship competition began in the autumn of 2015. At that time, approximately 1.6 million students sat for the PSAT/NMSQT, an exam that covers reading, writing, language, and math skills and screens students for potential National Merit® Scholarship Program recognition. In the fall of 2016, the names of each state’s Semi-finalists were released. Those students represent less than one percent of the high school seniors in the country.

This spring, nearly 7,500 Finalists earned the Merit Scholar title and received a total of over $32 million in college scholarships to be used at regionally accredited colleges and universities within the United States. Most of those scholarships are funded by independent sponsors.

Established in 1955, the National Merit® Scholarship Program is run by MSC, a non-profit corporation that does not accept government assistance.

 

 

Since 1879, thousands of women have passed through the portals of Academy of the Holy Angels high school, the oldest private girls’ school in New Jersey. Many go on to study at some of the nation’s best universities, earning high-ranking positions in medicine, government, law, education, public service, business, arts and athletics. Our goal is to provide each girl with the tools she needs to reach the fullness of her potential—spiritually, intellectually, socially and physically, by offering a first –rate education in a nurturing environment where equal importance is placed on academic excellence, character development, moral integrity and giving service to others.

Demarest, NJ: Samantha Kim and Nahee Kim, two members of the Class of 2017 at the Academy of the Holy Angels, have been named Merit Scholars. Each student has received a National Merit® Scholarship.
Both winners are residents of Demarest and were selected from a field that included over 15,000 Finalists. Two of those Finalists are AHA students Clara Jeon of Demarest and Joanne Li of Northvale.
This year’s national scholarship winners were those students the National Merit Scholarship Corporation “judged to have the strongest combination of accomplishments, skills, and potential for success in rigorous college studies.” The selection committee renders its decisions after reviewing each Finalist’s academic record, standardized test scores, and leadership activities along with an essay written by the student and a recommendation from an official at the student’s school.
The 2017 scholarship competition began in the autumn of 2015. At that time, approximately 1.6 million students sat for the PSAT/NMSQT, an exam that covers reading, writing, language, and math skills and screens students for potential National Merit® Scholarship Program recognition. In the fall of 2016, the names of each state’s Semi-finalists were released. Those students represent less than one percent of the high school seniors in the country.
 
This spring, nearly 7,500 Finalists earned the Merit Scholar title and received a total of over $32 million in college scholarships to be used at regionally accredited colleges and universities within the United States. Most of those scholarships are funded by independent sponsors.
 
Established in 1955, the National Merit® Scholarship Program is run by MSC, a non-profit corporation that does not accept government assistance.

 

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