Alyssa Ertl from Washington Park High School and Benjamin Schultz from Walden III High School were notified
In order to qualify, both students need to have an outstanding academic record, be recommended by an official at their school, write an essay and score in the top 1 percent of all students taking the PSAT.
A total of $32 million will be handed out next spring, and recipients will be announced between April and July 2016.
Ertl and Schultz could be eligible for one of three types of scholarships distributed by the National Merit
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