Elsa Stewart

Enid High School announced today that senior Elsa Stewart has been named a Semifinalist in the 68th annual 2023 National Merit Scholarship Program.

 The National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced the names of over 16,000 semifinalists nationally for their academic excellence.

 These seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,250 National Merit Scholarships worth nearly $28 million that will be offered next spring. To be considered for a Merit Scholarship award, Semifinalists must fulfill several requirements to advance to the Finalist level of the competition. About 95 percent of the Semifinalists are expected to attain Finalist standing, and approximately half of the Finalists will win a National Merit Scholarship, earning the Merit Scholar title.

 “I’m excited that all of my hard work has paid off,” said Stewart. “I’m proud to represent Enid High School in this way and am looking forward to what the future holds for me!”

 NMSC, a not-for-profit organization that operates without government assistance, was established in 1955 specifically to conduct the annual National Merit Scholarship Program. Scholarships are underwritten by NMSC with its own funds and by approximately 340 business organizations and higher education institutions that share NMSC’s goals of honoring the nation’s scholastic champions and encouraging the pursuit of academic excellence.