The Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test is a standardized test administered by the College Board and co-sponsored by the National Merit® Scholarship Corporation in the United States. All 10th grade students who attend Broward County Public Schools sit for the test during a school day in October at no charge. Ninth and eleventh grade students may also sit for the test for a small fee. The 11th grade PSAT is the qualifying test for the National Merit® Scholarship Program. The test duration is 2 hours and 45 minutes and evaluates students on Reading and Mathematics. The score range is 160-760 for each section, for a maximum score of 1520. Why should students sit for the P

Class of 2022 Statistics - what they mean for seniors and juniors!!

Students and parents are breathing a sigh of relief - the college application season is finally over!! It was another tough year for seniors applying! The number of applications to highly selective universities increased anywhere from 8% to 14%. The University of California Los Angeles had a record number of applications: 113,000; the University of California Berkeley came in a close second with 108,000. All of the elite colleges increased as well, with Cornell receiving 51,000; Stanford 47,000; and Harvard close to 43,000, bringing its regular decision acceptance rate to an all-time low of 2.43% (yes, you read that correctly). The increased number of applications this year, of course, trans

Benacquisto Scholarship

The Benacquisto Scholarship Program is a (near full-ride) merit scholarship for Florida high school graduates who receive recognition as a National Merit® Scholar or Finalist. Eligible finalists/scholars will receive an award equal to the institutional cost of attendance* minus the sum of Bright Futures and the National Merit® award. The award is sponsored by the state of Florida. To be eligible to receive the Benacquisto Scholarship, students must graduate from a Florida high school (or equivalent) and be named a National Merit® Scholar or Finalist. In order to claim the award, students must list one of the 6 Florida schools listed below as their first choice school when responding to the N

Recent Posts
Follow Us
  • Facebook Social Icon
  • Twitter Basic Square