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National Merit Scholarship Amount

Hey guys, I'm trying to figure out how much money the National Merit Scholarship offers. Does anyone know the exact amount or range for the scholarship? Thanks!

7 months ago

Hey there! Congratulations on being curious about the National Merit Scholarship. The exact amount or range for the scholarship varies based on several factors. At its core, the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) offers three types of awards for finalists:

1. National Merit $2,500 Scholarships: As the name suggests, these scholarships provide a one-time payment of $2,500.

2. Corporate-sponsored Merit Scholarship awards: These scholarships are sponsored by corporations and vary in the amount, with some being one-time payments and others being renewable for up to four years.

3. College-sponsored Merit Scholarship awards: These scholarships are provided by colleges themselves and are usually renewable for up to four years. The amounts for these scholarships also vary but can range from partial to full tuition coverage.

It's important to note that not all finalists receive a scholarship. Ultimately, the exact amount or range you could receive will depend on which type of award you may be eligible for. Good luck!

7 months ago

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