Oakridger Sreya Gutta and Kushal Dulla clinched merit scholarships in the PSAT/NMSQT – Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test held by the U.S. College Board. Being the U.S. citizens and academically talented students of Grade 11, they were eligible to participate in this exam. From over 50,000 high scorers nationwide, they made into 7,500 merit scholarship finalists in PSAT/NMSQT.
The duo received scholarships from the top-world universities for their higher education and will be pursuing their chosen education programs further. Sreya got selected by the University of Michigan Ann Arbor and Kushal into the Carnegie Mellon University. To this great achievement, Oakridge Principal Arjun Rao said “This is an extremely prestigious feather in the cap of Oakridge International School! Our students have qualified as finalists in this examination and have placed among a very exclusive group of students who will be receiving scholarships towards their higher studies. I wish Sreya and Kushal the very best for the future!”
Every year, millions of students take the PSAT/NMSQT exam, conducted by the College Board and the National Merit Scholarship Corporation in the United States. The College Board association is made up of 6,000 world’s leading education institutions and is a door to scholarships, information from colleges, and free practice to prepare for the new SAT and the Advanced Placement Program. This apart, it also measures the skills and knowledge that matter most for college and career success, which in turn will reflect what students are learning in class. Thus, possessing high academic performance throughout is of utmost importance to qualify as the finalists.