Shultz selected as National Merit Scholarship Program semifinalist

Rosie Shultz was named a semifinalist.

Ruston native Rosie Shultzwas named as a National Merit Scholarship Program finalists this week.

Shultz is a student at the Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts in Natchitoches. She is one of four students at LSMSA who were selected as semifinalists.

“We could not be prouder of these students for their accomplishments,” said Dr. Steve Horton, LSMSA Executive Director. “Even through the challenges of a global pandemic, they have persevered and modeled the Louisiana School motto: ‘We shall excel.'”

She is among approximately 16,000 students who have advanced to this level.

These academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,250 National Merit Scholarships worth nearly $28 million.

Finalists are chosen after they submit a detailed scholarship application, in which they provide information about their academic record, participation in school and community service activities, demonstrated leadership abilities, employment and honors and awards received.

They must have an outstanding academic record throughout high school and be endorsed and recommended by a high school official.