2020 National Merit Semi-Finalists and Commended Students Announced
The following seniors have recently qualified as Semi-Finalists in the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program:
These students are part of approximately 16,000 high school seniors across the country who were selected as Semi-Finalists based on their score on the PSAT/NMSQT (Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test) that was taken in the fall of their junior year. Over 1.5 million juniors take the PSAT/NMSQT annually, and those that qualify are the highest-scoring entrants in each state and represent less than 1 percent of each state’s high school seniors. Of the 16,000 Semi-Finalists across the nation, approximately 15,000 will meet the requirements to advance to Finalist. Later this spring, 7,500 Finalists will win scholarships and become National Merit Scholars.
Congratulations Julia, Chase, and Jessica!
In addition, although they will not continue in the 2020 competition for National Merit Scholarship awards, the following seniors have been recognized as Commended Students in the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program:
These students are among 34,000 high school seniors across the nation that are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise, based on their PSAT/NMSQT (Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test) score.
Congratulations Noah, Vivian, Halle, Ethan, Ranya, Ashna, Saad and Kevin!
Paying for College Presentations
Seniors be sure to look closely at the scholarships that are offered at the schools you are applying to. There are many scholarships offered at colleges. So be sure to visit their websites, and go to their scholarships link for more information.
Counselor Recommendation Request Form Please complete this questionnaire honestly and thoroughly. This will help your counselor assist you with your post-secondary plans and in writing letters of recommendation for college.
For the current schedule of college, visits click here.
Sending Colleges your transcripts
Portage Central High School has joined forces with Parchment to bring you Secure Transcript TM – the safe, paperless way to send transcripts directly to the colleges you choose. It’s easy, it’s secure, and it’s available 24/7.
The Common Application is a great source for students to use when applying for college. Once completed online, copies of the Application for Undergraduate Admission can be sent to any number of participating colleges. To access the Common application go to: https://www.commonapp.org
Free Application for Federal Student Aid –FAFSA
Seniors and parents of seniors here is some great FAFSA information for you! The link below has some very helpful information on the FAFSA, such as a checklist of the documents you need, how to set up your ID #’s, deadlines, and much more. Check it out! FAFSA Information
More important information about FAFSA
What’s a FAFSA? Free Application for Federal Student Aid
What website? Fafsa.gov
30 Quality Questions to Ask At A College Fair
The Kalamazoo Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee is announcing its Electrical Apprenticeship Program.
- High school diploma
- An official high school transcript
- Must be at least 18 to apply
- Drug testing, background check required
- Desire to work construction in all weather
More information, along with apprenticeship application in the Counseling Office or at www.kalamazoojatc.com.