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Saint Ursula Announces National Merit Semifinalists

National Merit Semifinalists

Cincinnati, Ohio, September 12, 2018 – Saint Ursula is proud to recognize the following students named by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation as Semifinalists for 2018-2019.

     Madison Boosveld of Colerain Twp.
     Melina Canter of Loveland
     Madeline Cherry of Pierce Twp.
     Julia Lucas of Anderson Twp.
     Gabrielle Warren of Fairfield

The academically talented students finished in the top 1% of more than 1.6-million students nationwide who took that PSAT exam as juniors. They are among 16,000 semifinalists who will have an opportunity to compete next spring for 7,500 Merit Scholarship awards worth more than $32-million.

“Our students choose Saint Ursula Academy for its consistent high standard of academic excellence knowing the curriculum and co-curricular activities are designed to unlock their potential; academically, socially and spiritually,” said Dr. Mari Thomas, Saint Ursula Academy Principal. “We are very proud of each of these students for her great accomplishment.” 

Finalists complete for one of 2,500 National Merit $2,500 scholarships that will be awarded on a state-representational basis. About 1,000 corporate-sponsored Merit Scholarship awards will be provided by approximately 230 corporations and business organizations for Finalists who meet their specific criteria, such as children’s of the grantor’s employees or residents of communities where sponsor plants or offices are located.  In addition, about 180 colleges and universities are expected to finance some 4,000 college-sponsored Merit Scholarship awards for Finalists who will attend the sponsor institutions. 

National Merit Commended Students will be named later in the month.

Saint Ursula Academy is a Catholic, college-preparatory, secondary school for young women known for academic excellence and rich tradition. Saint Ursula welcomes students from more than 90 grade schools in the Greater Cincinnati area.  The Academy is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as a Blue Ribbon School. The campus, located at 1339 E. McMillan Street in East Walnut Hills has been the home of Saint Ursula Academy and Convent since 1910. The Class of 2018 earned college scholarships totaling more than $21-million.