Fourteen students in the District of Columbia are among 466 winners in the 14th annual National Achievement Scholarship Program for Outstanding Negro Students. The winners are high school seniors from 38 states, the District and overseas schools that enroll U.S. citizens.
Two types of scholarships were awarded recently. Ten District students received National Achievement $1,000 scholarships, which are non-renewable awards based on the student's academic and extra-curricular accomplishments, test scores and recommendations of their high school principals.
Four other District students received corporate-sponsored four-year Achievement Scholarships. Those students receive between $1,000 and $6,000 or more for their college under-graduate study. They were chosen from among promising students who met preferential criteria specified by the organizations supporting the awards.
This May, about 100 winners of a third type of award - college-sponsored four-year Achievement Scholarships - will be notified. About 35 colleges and universities are expected to sponsor four-year awards for students who attained Achievement Program Finalist standing and who plan to attend their institutions.
Winners of the National Achievement $1,000 Scholarships are: Roxanne L. Bland, 1605 Buchanan St. NW, Ellington High School; John D. Butler, 1503 Hamilton St. NW, Takoma Academy; Donald W. Cureton, 4616 Kansas Ave. NW, St. Albans School; Wanda E. Fleming, 1816 Michigan Ave. NE, Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School; Melanie J. Gross, 5913 8th St. NE, Immaculata Preparatory School; Leigh A. Jackson, 1428 Iris St. NW, Sidwell Friends School; Lillian L. Loman, 517 Fern Pl. NW, McKinley High School; Lena D. Mitchell, 1738 Webster St. NW, Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School; Constance M. Smith, 1731 Webster St. NW, Academy of Notre Dame, and Philip A. Jones, of Lanham, Md., Sidwell Friends School.
Winners of corporate-sponsored four-year Achievement Scholarships are: Michelle C. Cochrane, 108 Webster St. NE, Takoma Academy; Bryan H. Fortson, 1312 Emerson St. NW, Georgetown Day High School; Charles A. Wood, 601 Peabody St. NE, St. Anselm's Abbey High School, and Cheryl M. Martin, of Oxon Hill, Academy of Notre Dame.