National Merit Scholarship


Park City High School Student won National Merit Scholarship

PARK CITY, UT (May 17, 2022) – Park City High School senior Katherine Zara Beal was awarded a $2,500 scholarship from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. 

Katherine Zara Beal will study writing in college. 

The 2,500 Merit Scholar designees were chosen from a talent pool of more than 15,000 outstanding finalists in the 2022 National Merit Scholarship Program.

According to the National Merit Scholarship Corporation, these Scholars were selected by a committee of college admissions officers and high school counselors, who appraised a substantial amount of information submitted by both the  Finalists and their high schools: the academic record, including the difficulty level of subjects, studied and grades earned; scores from the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test  (PSAT/NMSQT®); contributions and leadership in school and community activities; an essay written by the Finalist; and a recommendation written by a high school official. 

The number of winners named in each state is proportional to the state’s percentage of the nation’s graduating high school seniors.