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National Achievement Scholarship

Sponsored by: National Merit Scholarship Corporation

Applicant must be a Black American. PSAT/NMSQT exam and indication on the test answer sheet that he or she wishes to compete for the Achievement Scholarship are required. Selection is based upon abilities, skills, accomplishment, and potential for success in rigorous college studies and beyond. About 1,600 high-scoring participants are designated Semifinalists and have an opportunity to continue in the competition for awards.


Application Deadline March 1
Scholarship, Grant, Fellowship or Contest Scholarship
Awarded every year? yes
Renewable if recipient maintains full-time enrollment at an accredited school and makes normal academic progress.
Must be repaid? no
Required to attend a specific school? no



Max $2,000
Average $1,250
Min $500


Average 800

Contact Information

National Merit Scholarship Corporation
United States

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