Four Receive Commendations

The Trinitas Christian School family congratulates our 2010 graduating class members who have been distinguished by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC).

Miss Mary Proffit Kimmel

  • National Merit Scholar**
  • Awarded college sponsored scholarship for NMSC – Hillsdale College

Miss Marina Dunayeva

  • National Merit Commended Student*

Miss Chrisann McGee

  • National Merit Commended Student*
  • Awarded Presidential Scholarship Alabama University

Miss Elizabeth Swaim

  • National Merit Scholar**
  • Awarded college sponsored scholarship for NMSC – Auburn University

Program Recognition

Of the approximately 1.5 million students who take the PSAT in the fall of their junior year, only 50,000 with the highest scores qualify for recognition in the National Merit® Scholarship Program.  Two-thirds of these high scorers receive Letters of Commendation* and are candidates for special scholarships sponsored by corporations and businesses.    Only 15,000 (or 1% of those students that took the PSAT) advance to Finalist standing**.  Finalists are eligible for three types of scholarships including:

  • National Merit® $2500 Scholarships awarded on a state representational basis to 2500 select students,
  • Corporate-sponsored Merit Scholarship awards awarded to children of corporate sponsor employees or members, for residents of a community where a company has operations, or for finalists with career plans the sponsor wishes to encourage, and
  • College-sponsored Merit Scholarships awarded by colleges from the finalists who have been accepted for admission.

Finalists who accept any above-mentioned scholarship are named National Merit Scholars**.

We congratulate these young ladies on their achievements.