NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced the names today of approximately 800 outstanding Black American high school seniors who have won Achievement Scholarship awards through the National Achievement Scholarship Program.
Three National Achievement® $2500 Scholarships have been awarded to the following New Rochelle High School students:
Adaugo O. Ezike - Probable career field: Biomedical Engineering
Camille N'Diaye-Muller - Probable career field: International Law
Reginald J. St. Louis - Probable career field: Engineering
More than 160,000 students entered the 2014 National Achievement Scholarship Program by requesting consideration in the competition when they took the 2012 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test as high school juniors. In September 2013, approximately 1,600 of the highest scorers were named Semifinalists on a regional representation basis. To continue in the competition, Semifinalists had to fulfill requirements for Final list standing, which included having a record of consistently high academic performance; being endorsed and recommended by an official from their high school; earning SAT scores that confirmed their psat/nmsqt performance; and writing an essay.
From the Semifinalist pool, some 1,300 advanced to the Finalist level, and the 800 National Achievement Scholarship winners were selected from this group of outstanding students. Achievement Scholar awardees are the Finalist candidates judged to have the strongest record of accomplishments and greatest potential for academic success in college.