J-D senior wins National Merit 3M Scholarship

We’re proud to share that Jamesville-DeWitt High School senior Aaron Sikora has been selected as a winner of the National Merit 3M Scholarship. 

There are three types of National Merit Scholarships. Aaron was awarded one by corporate sponsor, 3M. Corporate sponsors provide scholarships for finalists who are either children of their employees, residents of the community they serve, or who plan to pursue related college majors or careers. The awards could be a single payment or an annual stipend between $1,000 and $10,000 that is renewable for up to four years of college.

The National Merit Scholarship Program is based on scores from the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. Less than 1% of the nation’s seniors are chosen as semifinalists. To be considered for a scholarship, semifinalists then must fulfill requirements that include a detailed application and essay, an outstanding academic record, an endorsement by a high school official and a qualifying SAT or ACT score.

There are currently over 15,000 National Merit finalists, including J-D senior Frank Wang. At the end of the 2024 competition, 6,870 finalists will be selected to receive National Merit Scholarships totaling $26 million. 2024 winners will be announced through July.

Congratulations Aaron and good luck Frank!