2 J-D students advance as 2024 National Merit Scholarship Finalists

Photo of Jamesville-DeWitt High School seniors Aaron Sikora and Frank Wang.
Jamesville-DeWitt High School seniors Aaron Sikora and Frank Wang pose with 2024 National Merit Scholarship Finalist certificates.

We’re proud to share that Jamesville-DeWitt High School seniors Aaron Sikora and Frank Wang are among 15,000 Finalists in the 69th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. These academically talented students have an opportunity to continue in the competition for National Merit Scholarships worth nearly $28 million that will be offered this spring. 

According to the National Merit Scholarship Program website, the selection process involves evaluating substantial amounts of information about Finalists obtained from both students and their high schools. Included are the Finalist’s academic record (course load and difficulty level, depth and breadth of subjects studied, and grades earned); PSAT/NMSQT® scores; the student’s essay; demonstrated leadership and contributions to school and community activities; and the school official’s written recommendation and characterization of the Finalist.

There are three types of National Merit Scholarships:

    • All finalists will compete for one of 2,500 National Merit Scholarships ($2,500) that will be awarded on a state-representational basis.
    • About 840 corporate-sponsored Merit Scholarship awards will be provided by approximately 160 corporations and business organizations for finalists who meet their specified criteria.
    • About 160 colleges and universities are expected to finance some 3,800 college-sponsored Merit Scholarship awards for Finalists who will attend the sponsor institution.

National Merit Scholarship winners will be announced from April through July.

Congratulations Aaron and Frank on this amazing achievement!