Posted: Friday, September 26, 2014

Two Seniors Named 2015 National Achievement Scholarship Semifinalists

Two seniors have been named Semifinalists in the Achievement Scholarship competition by the National Achievement Scholarship Program. They are among more than 1,600 Black American high school seniors who received the honor.

Recognized Students:

  • Billy J. Gist, J. L. Mann High Academy
  • Keitavious E. Walk, Mauldin High

These scholastically talented young men and women now have an opportunity to continue in the competition for approximately 800 Achievement Scholarship® awards, worth more than $2.5 million, to be offered next spring. To be considered for a National Achievement Scholarship, Semifinalists must fulfill several requirements to advance to the Finalist level of the competition. About 80 percent of Semifinalists are expected to attain Finalist standing, and more than half of the Finalists will win an Achievement Scholarship award.

National Achievement Scholarships

National Achievement Scholarships provided in 2015 will be supported by corporations, professional organizations, foundations, and by NMSC’s own funds. Two types of scholarships will be offered. Every Finalist will compete for one of the 700 one-time National Achievement $2,500 Scholarships, which will be awarded on a regional representation basis. In addition, corporate and business sponsors will underwrite about 100 Achievement Scholarship awards for Finalists who meet criteria set by the grantor. Winners will be announced in early April.


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