Hear from some of Minnetonka High School's National Merit Finalists

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Saloni, MHS '23
Brown University '27

“Being a national merit finalist created more opportunities for me during my admissions process and will help support me financially throughout my college journey. Many universities offer large scholarships to national merit finalists, and these scholarships can make a huge difference when it comes to being able to attend a school. I highly encourage incoming juniors to take the PSAT, form study groups, and take advantage of the numerous prep opportunities MHS offers. ”

Elizabeth, MHS '17
Northeastern '21

“I already had a solid ACT score and GPA, but having the title of National Merit Semifinalist helped me stand out. I received half-tuition scholarship offers at the University of Southern California and Northeastern in addition to a company-sponsored National Merit scholarship. It was a lot easier to choose Northeastern with the reduced price tag."

Max, MHS '19
Univ. of Minn. Twin Cities '23

“Almost every college to which I was admitted offered an enticing scholarship based on my National Merit Finalist standing. Juniors: Take the PSAT and take time for organized study. The PSAT prep offered through MHS may have made the difference in my earning Semifinalist status. Take this test (and school) seriously, and your future self will be forever grateful.”


Alex Hinseth
MHS Assistant Principal

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