Five Westerville seniors named semifinalists for the 2023 National Merit Scholarship Program

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Five Westerville seniors are semifinalists in the 68th annual National Merit Scholarship Program, according to a recent announcement by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC).

They include:

  • Rohan S. Mawalkar and Isabella L. Williams at Westerville Central 

  • Caroline D. Kauh at Westerville North

  • Peter R. Stoycos and David W. Stuckey at Westerville South 

The Westerville seniors are among more than 16,000 semifinalists who have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,250 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $28 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 95% 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.