The National Merit Scholarship Program awards high-achieving high school seniors with recognition. Approximately, 1.5 million students apply each year. In order to be considered for the scholarship one must earn a score on the PSAT that places you in the top 4% of individuals nationwide who entered the National Merit Scholarship program. Westminster senior, Turner Peckham has received the National Merit Finalist distinction. Turner is a 13 year student who plays soccer and runs cross country as well as being a member of our select choir. He will be attending the University of Mississippi in the Fall.