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UC Drops National Merit Awards

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The University of California will no longer award National Merit Scholarships, the system’s chancellors announced this month after concluding that the use of a single test in selecting recipients is inappropriate. Students are selected as semifinalists based on their scores on the Preliminary SAT, or PSAT, a test administered by the College Board.

Vol. 24, Issue 43, Page 4

Published in Print: July 27, 2005, as UC Drops National Merit Awards

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