Indira Mishra, NHS, named 2019 National Merit Scholarship Semifinalist
Indira Mishra, a Senior at Niceville High School, has been named one of approximately 16,000 Semifinalists in the 64th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. These academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $31 million that will be offered next spring. Indira is the only National Merit Semifinalist in Okaloosa District public schools.
The National Merit Scholarship Corporation is a not-for-profit organization that operates without government assistance. It 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 410 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. Students qualify for the National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the PSAT during their junior year of high school.
Indira is a University of Cambridge AICE diploma recipient and is enrolled in multiple Advanced Placement courses at Niceville High School.