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National Achievement Scholarship Program

National Merit Scholarship Corporation

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Scholarship Overview

This scholarship is for African American high school students. To apply for this scholarship, applicants must complete the PSAT/NMSQT exam and indicate on the test answer sheet that they wish to compete for the Achievement Scholarship. Applicants must be a citizen or lawful permanent resident of the United States. Selection for this scholarship is based upon abilities, skills, accomplishment, and potential for success in rigorous college studies and beyond. About 16,000 high-scoring participants are designated semifinalists and have an opportunity to continue in the competition for scholarship awards.

How easy is it to apply?

Very quick!

This scholarship's application process should probably take a very short time.

How much competition is there?


You will be competing against a pretty high number of people for this scholarship.

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Average Award: $2,500
Awards Granted: 800
Renewable: This scholarship is renewable


GPA: Is this you?
  • 3.2
Class Year: Is this you?
  • High school freshman
  • High school sophomore
  • High school junior
  • High school senior
Ethnicity: Is this you?
  • African American
More Requirements:
    Applicants must have taken the PSAT/NMSQT no later than their third year of high school.

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    Act now as the deadline for this scholarship is October 31, 2015

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