Schultz up for Merit Scholar title

September 21, 2013

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Steven C. Schultz, a high school senior who homeschools in Granbury, has been named as a semifinalist in the 59th annual National Merit Scholarship Program.

He is the son of Kurt and Christine Schultz of Granbury.

As a semifinalist, Schultz will compete for some 8,000 National Merit Scholarships worth about $35 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 the competition.

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 Scholar title.

NMSC, a not-for-profit organization that operates without government assistance, was established in 1955 specifically to conduct the annual National Merit Scholarship Program.

Scholarships are underwritten by NMSC with its own funds and by approximately 440 business organizations and higher education institutions that share NMSC’s goals of honoring the nation’s scholastic champions and encouraging the pursuit of academic excellence.

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