Meaning of National Merit Scholarship

Na'tional Mer'it Schol"arship

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  1. one of some 6000 college scholarships awarded annually since 1956, by the nonprofit, grant-supported National Merit Scholarship Corporation, to high-school studentson the basis of scholastic record, personal character, and score on a test administered nationally.
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