Two local students are among recipients of Achievement Scholarship awards through the National Achievement Scholarship Program.
Amarra M. Daniels of Jamestown High and David Mollenkamp of York High School were among approximately 800 outstanding Black American high school seniors who were recognized with awards. Both students have won a $2,5000 scholarship.
Nationally the awards, total more than $2 million, and are financed by grants from 30 corporate organizations and professional associations, and by National Merit Scholarship Corporation.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 ineach annual competition.
By the conclusion of the 2015 program, which marks the 51st annual competition, more than 34,200 participants will have received scholarships for undergraduate study worth about $108 million. The program is conducted by National Merit Scholarship Corporation, an organization that operates without government assistance.