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Bryan High School Student announced as Semifinalist in 2023 National Merit Scholarship Program

Exciting recognition for a Bryan ISD Student.
The principal of Travis B. Bryan High School, Lane Buban, announced Wednesday, September 14 that
Gabriel Gomez has been named a Semifinalist in the 2023 National Merit Scholarship

Gabriel is one of over 16,000 Semifinalists in the 68th annual National Merit Scholarship
Program. Gabriel, along with other academically talented high school seniors, has an
opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,250 National Merit Scholarships
worth nearly $28 million that will be offered next spring.
To be considered for a Merit Scholarship award, Semifinalists must fulfill several requirements to advance to the Finalist level of the competition.
About 95 percent of the Semifinalists are expected to attain Finalist standing, and approximately half of the Finalists will win a National Merit Scholarship, earning the Merit Scholar title.

Three types of National Merit Scholarships will be offered in the spring of 2023. Every
Finalist will compete for one of the 2,500 National Merit $2,500 Scholarships that will be
awarded on a state-representational basis. About 950 corporate-sponsored Merit
Scholarship awards will be provided by approximately 108 corporations and business
organizations for Finalists who meet their specified criteria, such as children of the
grantor’s employees or residents of communities where sponsor plants or offices are
In addition, about 160 colleges and universities are expected to finance some
3,800 college-sponsored Merit Scholarship awards for Finalists who will attend the
sponsor institution.

National Merit Scholarship winners of 2023 will be announced in four nationwide news
releases beginning in April and concluding in July. These scholarship recipients will join
nearly 368,000 other distinguished young people who have earned the Merit Scholar
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