- Children for whom you are the parent or legal guardian are eligible to participate.
- High school juniors must take the PSAT-National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test; this is a standard test for college-bound students and information on test dates should be readily available from the school guidance office.
- Deadline to enter is February 28 of the current year.
- The National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) will administer the scholarship program and select the winners, based on the application, test results and other established criteria.
- Winners will be notified in the spring of their senior year.
- Your student does not have to be a National Merit Scholarship Finalist or Semi-Finalist to be awarded a Scripps Howard Foundation Scholarship.
- In keeping with NMSC rules, all scholarship payments to winners must be used for college undergraduate study at a regionally accredited college or university in the United States; standards of performance and other terms for accepting a scholarship and for receiving stipends will be specified for winners in the formal scholarship offer NMSC provides.
To apply, fill out an online entry form on the National Merit Scholarship Corporation's Web site. Note: When online entry form is completed, print a copy of the "Submission Confirmation" page (also instructed to do this in Step 5) for record of proof of entry. Each entrant will receive a unique Confirmation Code along with the date and time that the entry was received.
For information about the program or to request a printed copy of the entry form, contact Vickie Martin, grants administrator, Scripps Howard Foundation at 1-800-888-3000 ext. 3034 or firstname.lastname@example.org.