Today officials of the National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced the names of approximately 16,000 Semifinalists in the 65th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. These academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,600 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $31 million that will be offered next spring. To be considered for a Merit Scholarship award, Semifinalists must fulfill several requirements to advance to the Finalist level of competition. Congratulations to seniors Riya Setty and Pragyat Khanal who have been officially named National Merit Semifinalists!