Ten students in suburban Maryland 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. Eight suburban Maryland 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 by their high school principals.
Two other local students received corporte-sponsored four-year Achievement Scholarships. Those students receive between $1,000 and $6,000 or more for their college undergraduate 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 for 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: Hilton C. Ray, 12308 Chalford La., Bowie, Bowie High School; Phillip A. Jones, 4415 Havelock Rd., Lanham, Sidwell Friends High School; Michael D. Julius, 7913 Tyler St., Lanham, Roosevelt High School; Karen J. Holloway, 11805 Canfield Rd., Potomac, Churchill High School; Terri R. Grant, 4037 Adams Dr., Silver Spring, Einstein High School; William P. Ellison, Sunderland, Northern High School; John D. Butler, District of Columbia, Takoma Academy, and LaDonna D. France, 4218 Kinmount Rd., Lanham, Stuttgart American High School.
Winners of the corporate-sponsored four-year Achievement Scholarships are: Cheryl M. Martin, 7551 Abbington Dr., Oxon Hill, Academy of Notre Dame; Michelle C. Cochrane, District of Columbia, Takoma Academy.