Scholarships and Recognition

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Scholarship and recognition programs are looking for students with skills like yours.

Bank on Skills

Two simple steps could mean money for college:

  1. Take the PSAT/NMSQT or PSAT 10.
  2. Say “yes” to Student Search Service® when you fill out your answer sheet on test day.

National Merit Scholarship Program

When you take the PSAT/NMSQT, you’re automatically screened for the National Merit® Scholarship Program, an academic competition for recognition and scholarships. The PSAT 10 and PSAT 8/9 are not considered for entry.

For more information, visit NMSC's website or see the Official Student Guide to the PSAT/NMSQT or the Guide to the National Merit® Scholarship Program (for educators). The National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) is a cosponsor of the PSAT/NMSQT.

New Scholarships

The College Board’s new scholarship partners provide millions of dollars to qualified low-income and minority students—and they use the PSAT/NMSQT and PSAT 10 to help find them.

National Hispanic Recognition Program

The College Board recognizes academically outstanding Hispanic/Latino U.S. juniors who take the PSAT/NMSQT. Learn more about the National Hispanic Recognition Program.

Other Programs

These programs use PSAT/NMSQT scores to find eligible juniors.

National Scholarship Service

The National Scholarship Service offers a free college advisory and referral service for 11th-grade African American students. For more information, write to:

National Scholarship Service
980 Martin Luther King Drive SW, P.O. Box 11409
Atlanta, GA 30310

Telluride Seminar Scholarships

The Telluride Association offers scholarships to gifted 11th-grade students for their six-week summer program in the humanities and social sciences.

How to Opt Out

Write to PSAT/NMSQT by October 31 at the address below if you don’t want to share your scores with the Telluride Seminar Scholarships program or the National Scholarship Service:

P.O. Box 6720
Princeton, NJ 08541-6720