An impressive sixty-one percent of the Boston University Academy Class of 2022 received recognition in the 67th annual National Merit Scholarship Program competition.
Twenty current BUA seniors were named National Merit Commended Scholars. They are among the roughly 34,000 U.S. seniors recognized for “exceptional academic promise,” and place among the top 50,000 students who entered the competition by taking the 2020 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT).
Out of these 20 Commended Scholars, five BUA seniors were named National Merit Semifinalists, placing them among the top 1% of all US high school seniors who entered the competition. Semifinalists will have the opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,600 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $30 million. National Merit Scholar finalists will be announced on February 7, 2022.
Three members of the BUA Class of 2022 received a total of four College Board National Recognition Program honors by scoring in the top 2.5% of PSAT/NMSQT test takers who identify as African American, Hispanic American, Latinx, or Indigenous. Two current seniors were named National Hispanic Recognition Scholars; one senior was named a National African-American Recognition Scholar; and one senior received both honors. 32,000 students across all 50 states were recognized for “excelling in their classrooms and on College Board assessments.”
Congratulations to all of BUA’s honorees on this well-deserved recognition!