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National Merit Scholarships (NMS)

Criteria: Merit and need based scholarship awarded to new incoming first-year undergraduate students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

How to apply: Students must apply and be accepted for admissions. Applicants must have taken the National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) and list Michigan Tech as their first choice university with the National Merit Corporation.

Value: variable from $1,000 to $2,000 depending on financial need as determined by the annual FAFSA results.  Student must meet National Merit's renewable criteria to continue receiving the award.

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