Kalin Ahmad

Kalin Ahmad, National Merit Scholarship finalist from Fort Atkinson High School, is pictured with Principal Dan Halvorsen.

Kalin Ahmad from Fort Atkinson High School has won distinction as a finalist for the National Merit Scholarship. All finalists will be considered for the National Merit Scholarship awards to be offered in 2021.

These academically talented high school seniors had an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,600 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $30 million, which will be offered this spring.

To be considered for a Merit Scholarship award, Semifinalists must fulfill several requirements to advance to the Finalist level of the competition. More than half of the Finalists will win a National Merit Scholarship, earning the Merit Scholar title.

In the fall, Ahmad plans to attend the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and he has been awarded a $3,000 National Merit Scholarship from the university.

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 400 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.

For more information about the competition, please visit NMSC’s website at www.nationalmerit.org.

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