MANSFIELD, TX – Mansfield ISD joins with the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) in congratulating the students who have been designated as Semifinalists in the 50th annual National Achievement Scholarship Program. The NMSC announced the names of 1,600 semifinalists across the U.S. on Wednesday in its annual scholarship program recognizing outstanding African-American students.
- Ireoluwawamiwa O. Olagbami, Mansfield Summit High School
Ireoluwawamiwa will now have an opportunity to continue in the competition for approximately 800 Achievement Scholarship awards worth about $2.5 million that will be offered next spring. To be considered for a National Achievement Scholarship, semifinalists must fulfill several requirements to advance to the finalist level of the competition.
About the 2014 Competition
More than 160,000 high school juniors from all parts of the United States requested consideration in the 2014 National Achievement Scholarship Program when they took the 2012 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®). Semifinalists are designated within geographic regions and are the highest-scoring program entrants in the states that make up each region.