Thursday, October 01, 2009

Fayette Students Named Semifinalists in National Achievement Scholarship Program

Two local students are among the 1,600 semifinalists nationwide vying for scholarships in the 2010 National Achievement Scholarship Program, a competition for African American high school students.

Helen Agha of Fayette County High and Ifeanyi Awachie of Sandy Creek High were selected as semifinalists from more than 160,000 students from all parts of the U.S. who requested consideration in the program when they took the 2008 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) as high school juniors.

To advance to the finalist level, semifinalists must present a record of high academic performance throughout high school, be endorsed and recommended by the school principal, earn SAT scores that confirm the PSAT/NMSQT performance and write a self-descriptive essay. The semifinalist and a school official must also complete a scholarship application in which they provide information about the student’s participation in school and community activities, demonstrated leadership abilities and educational goals.

Approximately 1,300 semifinalists are expected to fulfill additional requirements and advance to the finalist level in the 2010 competition. Finalists will compete for one of 700 one-time National Achievement $2,500 scholarships as well as 100 Achievement Scholarship awards for those who meet criteria set by the grantor.

Community News You Can Use
Fayette Front Page
Fayetteville, Peachtree City, Tyrone
Georgia Front Page
Arts Across Georgia

No comments: