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Scholarships and Recognition

A number of scholarship and recognition programs use PSAT/NMSQT scores.

National Merit Scholarship Program

PSAT/NMSQT scores are used as an initial screen of entrants to the National Merit Scholarship Program, which recognizes outstanding academic achievement by U.S. high school students.

National Merit Scholarship Program

Other Programs

Recognition of Outstanding Hispanic/Latino Students

The College Board recognizes academically outstanding Hispanic/Latino U.S. high school students.

National Hispanic Recognition Program

National Scholarship Service

The National Scholarship Service offers a free college advisory and referral service for eleventh grade African-American students. Write to:

National Scholarship Service
980 Martin Luther King Drive, SW, PO Box 11409
Atlanta, GA 30310

Telluride Seminar Scholarships

The Telluride Association offers scholarships to gifted 11th-grade students for their six-week summer program in the humanities and social sciences.

Telluride Association Website

Did You Miss the Test?

Find out what to do if you registered to take the test but were unable to because of illness or other unforeseen circumstances.

If You Missed the Test

Opting Out

As cosponsor of the PSAT/NMSQT, National Merit Scholarship Corporation receives every student’s scores. If you do not want your scores released to other programs, contact us.