• The National Merit® Scholarship Program is an academic competition for recognition and scholarships that began in 1955. Approximately 1.6 million high school students enter the program each year.  Of the 1.6 million entrants, some 50,000 with the highest PSAT/NMSQT® Selection Index scores (calculated by doubling the sum of the Reading, Writing and Language, and Math Test scores) qualify for recognition in the National Merit® Scholarship Program. In September, these high scorers are notified through their schools that they have qualified as either a Commended Student or Semifinalist. 


    RCK is proud of its students who have been named finalists or semi-finalists for the National Merit Scholarship.



    Commended Students in the 2022 National Merit Scholarship Program

    Edward Haw, Jack S. Ostrander, Annie Vallamattam, David Y. Zhang


    Class of 2021

    Emily Duchi

    Class of 2020

    Kiyan Daneshvar

    Class of 2019

    Eileen Liang

    Kreena Vora


    Commended Students - 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program

    Daniel Aldarondo

    Eszter I. Beahan

    Wynter Y. Chen

    Geoffrey R. Du

    Taskinuddin Forkan

    Camille F. Secor

    Melanie E. Susman 

    Commended Students placed among the top five percent of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2017 competition by taking the 2015 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT).