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

Arjun, MHS '16

USC '20

“Being a National Merit Finalist definitely opened up many doors for me in the college admissions process. The half-tuition scholarship and an additional $1,000 per year from National Merit was a major influence in my decision to go to the University of Southern California."

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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