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Okma National Merit Semi-finalists

These academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth about $31 million that will be offered next spring. About 90 percent of the Semifinalists are expected to attain Finalist standing, and more than half of the Finalists will win a National Merit Scholarship, earning the Merit ScholarĀ® title. Historically at the IA, the vast majority of semi finalists go on to win scholarships.


Congratulations to: Enrico Colon, Alexandra Grypinich, Rohan Gupta, Rina Helt, Delace Jia, Sudharsana Kali Lakshmi, Karan Kamath, Meghana Kandiraju, Tonia Li, Michelle Liu, Tejal Mahajan, Charisse McComas, Randy Mi, Neha Middela, Tejas Purimetla, Iman Qureshi, Karthik Ravi


National Merit Scholarship winners of 2019 will be announced in four nationwide news releases beginning in April and concluding in July. These scholarship recipients will join some 338,000 other distinguished young people who have earned the Merit Scholar title.


All current Juniors at the IA will be taking the PSAT on October 10 and will have an opportunity to qualify as National Merit Semifinalists.


For more information on the National Merit Scholarship program, please visit their website at