For Immediate Release:
April 4, 2012
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Two Arlington Seniors Receive National Achievement Scholarships
Today, the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced that two Arlington students were named National Achievement Scholarship winners and will each receive a $2,500 scholarship.
The scholarship winners are:
- Sloane A. Mebane – Wakefield High School
- Stephanie C. Pitts – Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology*
Both scholarships are supported and underwritten by NMSC.
These students join more than 800 Black American high school seniors who have won Achievement Scholarship awards totaling nearly $2 million dollars.
To qualify for the award, students requested consideration when they took the 2011 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test as high school juniors. To continue in the competition, students had to meet additional requirements which included high academic performance and a recommendation by an official of their high school. More than 160,000 students entered the 2012 National Achievement Scholarship Program.
The National Achievement Scholarship Program is a privately-financed academic competition established in 1964 specifically to honor scholastically talented Black American youth, and to provide scholarships to a substantial number of the most outstanding participants in each annual competition.*TJHSST is a Governor's School for Science and Technology located in Fairfax County. The school serves students in Arlington, Fairfax, Fauquier, Loudoun, and Prince William counties as well as the cities of Fairfax and Falls Church. APS pays the tuition costs for students who attend the school.