National Merit Scholarship Program
The National Merit Scholarship Program is an academic competition for recognition and college scholarships that began in 1955. High school students enter the National Merit Program by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®), which serves as an initial screen of approximately 1.6 million entrants each year, and by meeting published program entry and participation requirements.
High School students take the PSAT/NMSQT assessment sometime in the fall of each school year.
For more information on the PSAT/NMSQT navigate to the College Board website at the link below:
PSAT/NMSQT - Take a Practice Test