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1 Celebrating 50 Years National Achievement Scholarship Program National Merit Scholarship Corporation Annual Report

2 BOARD OF DIRECTORS RICHARD L. KEYSER, Chairman* Chairman Emeritus W.W. Grainger, Inc. DIANA M. SCHMELZER, Vice Chairman* Former Principal University High School Irvine, California DEBORAH V. TRASKELL, Vice Chairman* Former Executive Vice President State Farm Insurance Companies JUDITH L. BONNER President The University of Alabama FRANK J. DELLAQUILA Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Emerson Electric Co. JAMES R. DONNELLEY* Former Vice Chairman R. R. Donnelley & Sons Company MARK C. DZIATCZAK Assistant Superintendent for Secondary Instruction Troy School District Troy, Michigan GREGORY L. GEOFFROY Former President Iowa State University M. TIMOTHY GOTT Principal Palmetto Scholars Academy North Charleston, South Carolina MARK A. HAUGHT Principal Altus High School Altus, Oklahoma MICHAEL J. HEILMAN Director AdvancED North Dakota Bismarck, North Dakota JOHN C. HITT President University of Central Florida MATTHEW P. HORVAT Head of School The Overlake School Redmond, Washington MICHAEL G. JOHNSON* Chief Human Resources Officer UPS TIMOTHY E. McGUIRE* President National Merit Scholarship Corporation THOMAS J. QUINLAN III* President and Chief Executive Officer R. R. Donnelley & Sons Company SUE SLOAN Executive Director PPG Industries Foundation PAUL G. WEAVER District Director of Counseling and Guidance Plano Independent School District Plano,Texas JAMES H. WOOTEN, JR. Former Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary Illinois Tool Works Inc. OFFICERS TIMOTHY E. McGUIRE President JEFFREY Z. LITTLE Executive Vice President KAMILLA L. SPOEHR Treasurer RICHARD L. SEVCIK Secretary *Executive Committee

3 Contents President s message Fifty years of the National Achievement Scholarship Program... 4 National Achievement Program Scholars National Achievement Scholarship Program Sponsors Colleges and universities enrolling 2014 Achievement Scholar awardees National Merit Program Scholars National Merit Scholarship Program Sponsors Colleges and universities enrolling 2014 Merit Scholar awardees Financial Report: June 1, 2013 May 31, National Merit Scholarship Corporation (nmsc) is a private, not-for-profit organization that operates without government assistance. nmsc is exempt from taxation under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code; grants and contributions to nmsc are deductible by the donor under Section 170 of the Code. All nmsc resources are committed to the conduct of its two annual competitions, the National Merit Scholarship Program and the National Achievement Scholarship Program. The corporate logo and the names National Merit, National Achievement, Merit Scholarship, Achievement Scholarship, Merit Scholar, and Achievement Scholar are federally registered service marks of nmsc. The corporation enforces its rights in these marks. psat/nmsqt is a registered trademark of nmsc and the College Board. ap and sat are registered trademarks of the College Board, which was not involved in the production of this publication. The registration and service mark symbols appear in this report only on initial use in each chapter for reasons of style and format. This publication features quotations and other excerpted material from the 1960s, which in their original forms contained terms that are no longer in use by nmsc. These terms have been replaced with their present-day equivalents. October 31, 2014

4 President s message National Merit Scholarship Corporation (nmsc) dedicates this Annual Report in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the National Achievement Scholarship Program. The program was founded in July of 1964, contemporaneously with the passage of the Civil Rights Act, to encourage Black American youth to pursue higher education and to counter the effects of discrimination and segregation in America s educational institutions. The National Achievement Scholarship Program was envisioned as a complement to the National Merit Scholarship Program, which had been founded nine years earlier in response to a concern for the development of intellectual talent in the United States. Both programs would shine a spotlight on brilliant students and encourage the pursuit of academic excellence at all levels of education. The implementation of the National Achievement Scholarship Program would help nmsc discover academically promising Black American students and enable the United States to promote and utilize this talent like no other time in the history of our country. A brochure announcing the National Achievement Scholarship Program made this evident when it asserted: Able young Black Americans are a valuable national resource which America needs to develop and to utilize. In the 50 annual competitions completed to date, more than a quarter million Black American students have gained recognition in the National Achievement Scholarship Program. Of those honored, about 33,500 of the most outstanding have received scholarships worth more than $105 million. About 3,200 of those students are currently undergraduates at some 300 colleges and universities throughout the United States. Corporations, foundations, and business organizations have been instrumental in the success of the National Achievement Scholarship Program, expending or committing more than $50 million for scholastically talented Black American If, as the national welfare demands, we are to utilize the talents of all our people to the fullest, we must make certain that we are not excluding the able student and the potential intellectual from minority groups... To honor and assist intellectually able Black youngsters, the National Merit Scholarship Corporation has, with the aid of the Ford Foundation, established a competition in which Black Americans compete against each other. This compensatory program, based as it is on a realistic appraisal of existing conditions, is designed to counter the devastating effects of segregation and discrimination... In this program and in all of its other undertakings the National Merit Scholarship Corporation is fulfilling its charge to honor able young people and to encourage public recognition of their potential contributions to our national progress. What a nation honors and respects tends to prosper and to grow. President Lyndon B. Johnson signing the Civil Rights Act on July 2, 1964, with the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., looking on. NMSC s founding President John M. Stalnaker outlines the purposes of the National Achievement Scholarship Program in the 1966 Annual Report Annual Report

5 students to pursue higher education since the first scholarships were awarded in Colleges and universities made substantial contributions as well, funding National Achievement Scholarships worth approximately $19 million from 1973 until 2003 for students attending those institutions. Sponsors have been an essential part of nmsc s efforts to honor and support the educational opportunities of talented Black American students. This summer, I traveled to Washington, D.C., and had the honor of attending a ceremony in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda marking the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Civil Rights Act. The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and Coretta Scott King were posthumously awarded the Congressional Gold Medal in recognition of their contributions to civil rights and the nation, and members of the King family and congressional leadership praised the legacy of the landmark legislation. In the following days, I have had the opportunity to reflect on the accomplishments of the students honored in the National Achievement Scholarship Program since its founding a half century ago. National Achievement Scholars have become astronauts, neurosurgeons, educators, and musicians. They have worked toward the betterment of the United States through service in our military, our classrooms, and the nation s capital. The National Achievement Scholars honored in 2014 share the same potential and high aspirations as their predecessors, and we look forward to their many accomplishments in the years to come. The legacy of the National Achievement Scholarship Program is great, and we at nmsc are proud of its history. In consideration now for the future of the program and its remaining funds, a decision has been made to partner with uncf, the nation s largest and most effective minority education organization, so the name and legacy of the National Achievement Scholarship Program can carry on far into the future. To best utilize the balance of the program s funds, nmsc will underwrite the newly designed Achievement Capstone Program, which will be administered by uncf, to honor and award financial assistance to high-achieving, underrepresented college graduates. We hope you will join us in celebration of 50 successful years of the National Achievement Scholarship Program and support uncf as they help to continue this rich legacy. The following pages contain an overview of the history of the National Achievement Scholarship Program, followed by profiles of a number of National Achievement Scholars past and present. The remarkable accomplishments of these few individuals speak to the immeasurable contributions National Achievement Scholars have made to the betterment of our society since the program s founding in A Timothy E. McGuire President National Merit Scholarship Corporation 3

6 Fifty years of the National Achievement Scholarship Program Program creation The National Achievement Scholarship Program was established in 1964 as a privately financed academic competition to identify and honor scholastically promising Black American high school students and increase their educational opportunities. The program was developed by nmsc as a compensatory effort in recognition of the fact that few Black American students had been honored at that time for their academic accomplishments in our nation. At the time of the program s inception, nmsc founding President John M. Stalnaker wrote, The identification techniques widely used today make it almost certain that able students from deprived areas and racial minorities will not be selected as frequently as population statistics would suggest. If, as the national welfare demands, we are to utilize the talents of all our people to the fullest, we must make certain that we are not excluding the able student and the potential intellectual from minority groups. Through the National Achievement Program, nmsc hoped to begin to counter centuries of segregation and inadequate funding in America s schools. The program would increase opportunity for academically accomplished Black students and encourage colleges to broaden their recruiting efforts. In July of 1964, the Ford Foundation, which had provided funds to create the National Merit Scholarship Program, gave nmsc an additional grant to establish the National Achievement Scholarship Program. When the program was created, Henry T. Heald, then president of the Ford Foundation, spoke of the substandard schooling to which Black students had been subjected and called the subsequent loss of talent and income a prodigal waste for American society as a whole. Through the National Achievement Program, he said, The hundreds of outstanding Black men and women who have managed to pass one by one through the needle s eye of educational opportunity can be multiplied to thousands. Identifying candidates A pamphlet announcing the National Achievement Program stated, The most demanding part of our assignment is not granting the scholarships for which we are best known; it is locating the candidates in the first place. Because of the challenges of creating and conducting the first program under a condensed time frame the program announcement was distributed in the fall of 1964 and the first scholarships were offered in the spring of 1965 nomination by a high school official was initially the only route of entry into the National Achievement Program. In October 1964, high school officials were invited to nominate their schools most talented Black American seniors. Officials were instructed to nominate only those judged to be in the top ten percent of all students in their region, and to base their determinations on demonstrated academic achievement and likelihood To Secondary School Principals and Counselors: Does your senior class include, in your professional judgment, any who might be among the 600 most academically outstanding Black seniors in American high schools this year? only you as a school official can nominate candidates for this program. National Achievement seeks the best Black students, rich or poor, from anywhere in America. Candidates must have outstanding records of academic accomplishment and show promise for superior work in college. They should have the sort of character and motivation which are necessary for success in college and later life. Their school records must be superior and their outside activities should reveal intelligently directed energy. They should, in the judgment of their school officials, be in the upper ten percent of students of all races in the school s geographical area, not merely in the school itself. The 1964 National Achievement Program announcement sent to high schools nationwide outlined requirements of high academic standards for participating students, as seen in this excerpt The National Achievement Scholarship Program is established by a grant from the Ford Foundation. School principals nominate outstanding Black American seniors to be considered for scholarships The first National Achievement Scholarships are awarded. nmsc provides 200 scholarships and 13 sponsors support 24 additional scholarships For the first time, Black American students take the nmsqt to request entry to the National Achievement Program, increasing the number of entrants from 5,729 in the 1966 program to 31,289 in the 1967 program An additional grant is made by the Ford Foundation to further finance the National Achievement Program. School nomination route of entry is discontinued Annual Report

7 of success in college. More than 4,000 students were nominated by high schools in 45 states and the District of Columbia in December A preliminary selection committee convened to identify 2,600 students to be referred to colleges and universities throughout the United States. From that initial group, 600 Finalists were selected and asked to submit to rigorous standardized testing. A second selection committee convened that spring to choose the 200 winners of National Achievement Scholarship awards. Beginning in the spring of 1966, Black Americans tak ing the National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (nmsqt) were able to request entry to the National Achievement Program. Entry through nomination continued in the 1967 and 1968 programs. It was then discontinued in part to encourage more predominantly Black schools to offer the nmsqt, thereby increasing the number of Black students competing for awards in both the National Merit Program and the National Achievement Program. In the first year that entry to the National Achievement Program was available through the nmsqt, student and school participation increased from 5,729 to 31,289 and from 1,554 to 4,259, respectively. Immediate impact The program strove to encourage academic success among Black students of all ages by creating visible role models and providing a goal toward which younger students could work. One high school official wrote to nmsc, I wish that we could adequately share with you the intangible results the impact on our student body of the recognition... The outgrowth of all this is that a team of athletes some very good students, some not so good are speaking at junior high schools. Their message: Education pays off. Start now to make good grades. Read! Read! Many schools held assemblies to formally acknowledge the accomplishments of students recognized in the program, including one in Cleveland, Ohio, attended by 150 civic leaders, the student body, and elementary and high school teachers. Participants in the National Achievement Scholarship Program 160, ,000 80,000 40, Participation in the National Achievement Scholarship Program has grown dramatically in the last 50 years. In 1965, 4,288 students from 1,259 schools participated in the first program; in the 2014 program, 151,898 students from 12,619 schools participated. Robert L. Dodson presenting his home-made, prize-winning computer from his family s dining room table. Robert won a C.I.T. Foundation Achievement Scholarship in All National awards are changed from four-year to one-time $1,000 awards Sponsors begin to underwrite one-time National Achievement $1000 Scholarships In October, the newly formed psat/nmsqt is administered for the first time. Black American students taking the test may request entry to the 1973 National Achievement Scholarship Program College-sponsored National Achievement Scholarships are offered for the first time. 17 college and university sponsors offer 48 National Achievement Scholarships. National Merit Scholarship Corporation 5

8 Lists of recognized students were provided to colleges to increase the students educational opportunities and draw recruiters to high schools they may have overlooked in the past. The average Finalist in that first year received information or inquiries from 16 colleges. One student wrote, I received more than 20 applications from various colleges. Without your help this would have been impossible. National Achievement Finalists were further recognized in press releases sent to the news media in their communities. Scholarship winners were later announced to the media. Lemmon C. Mac McMillan was instrumental in the growth of the National Achievement Scholarship Program. He served nmsc as Vice President Achievement Program from 1971 until his retirement in Mac greatly increased support for National Achievement Scholarships through innovative marketing campaigns and the creation of funding options that attracted large numbers of donations. During his time at nmsc, awareness and support for National Achievement Scholarships rose dramatically and the number of scholarships more than doubled Achievement Scholarships awarded The number of National Achievement Scholarships offered annually has quadrupled since the first scholarships were awarded in Sponsorship and positive response In the first competition, 13 corporations, foundations, and business organizations supported 24 scholarships. Interest grew quickly among students, school officials, and sponsors. In 1968, the Ford Foundation provided a second grant for additional scholarships, and in 1969, 72 sponsors provided 121 National Achievement Scholarships. In 1971, the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test merged with the National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test to create the psat/nmsqt, leading to an immediate increase in students entering both the National Merit Program and the National Achievement Program (with entrants in the latter growing from about 34,000 to 50,000 in one year). In 1973, college and university sponsored awards were offered for the first time, and 17 colleges and universities sponsored 48 National Achievement Scholarships. By 1974, the tenth program, sponsors and donors were underwriting 100 percent of the 468 National Achievement Scholarships awarded to students. By 1981, the number of scholarships provided in the program had reached 677, more than triple the number offered in By its midpoint, the National Achievement Program looked much as it does today. There were 771 scholarships offered in 1989 to talented Black American students, and the number of scholarships remained relatively constant for the next 25 years. In order to offer approximately 800 annual awards in the National 1974 All Achievement Scholarship awards offered in 1974 are fully funded by donors and sponsors Total number of Achievement Scholarship awards provided is 677, three times the number awarded in Value of one-time National Achievement Scholarships is increased to $2, Number of one-time National Achievement $2000 Scholarships is increased to Annual Report

9 Achievement Program, nmsc has funded an increasing number of scholarships in recent years. With the discontinuation of college-sponsored awards after the 2003 program, the number of one-time National Achievement $2500 Scholarships increased from 450 to 700. In 2014, to maintain the longevity of the program, nmsc developed a plan for the best use of the remaining program funds. nmsc is partnering with uncf, the nation s largest and most effective minority education organization, in the creation of a new program. nmsc Sources of funding for National Achievement Scholarships sponsors $69 million for 19,321 awards $36 million for 14,129 awards TOTAL: $105 million for 33,450 Achievement Scholarship awards Sponsors have been the largest source of funding for National Achievement Scholarships over the life of the program. Charise L. Barlow studied preveterinary medicine at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She won a National Achievement $2000 Scholarship sponsored by Chicago Illinois Links Foundation, Inc. in Transition After nmsc has met the financial obligations of all National Achievement Scholarships awarded through the 2015 competition, it will grant the remaining Achievement Program funds to uncf. The name and legacy of the National Achievement Scholarship Program will carry on through the newly designed Achievement Capstone Program, which will recognize and award financial aid to academically talented, underrepresented college graduates. nmsc is sincerely grateful to educators in high schools across the U.S. who have assisted in providing an opportunity for Black American students to participate in the National Achievement Scholarship Program. nmsc would also like to thank sponsors of National Achievement Scholarships for their support and encourage current sponsors in both the National Merit Program and the National Achievement Program, as well as other corporations, foundations, and business organizations, to support this new, worthwhile endeavor with uncf. National Achievement Scholars you may know Over the past half century, National Achievement Scholars have made significant contributions to society. You may know: Mae Carol Jemison (1973) retired nasa astronaut, physician, and first African-American woman in space Lisa P. Jackson (1979) Vice President, Environmental Initiatives for Apple, Inc. and former administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Benjamin Alvin Drew (1980) Colonel in the United States Air Force, Air Force pilot, and nasa astronaut Susan E. Rice (1982) U.S. National Security Advisor and former U.S. Ambassador for the United Nations Melissa Harris-Perry (1991) host of msnbc s Melissa Harris-Perry show, author, and professor of politics and international affairs at Wake Forest University Additional accomplished National Achievement Scholars are featured in the following pages Number of one-time National Achievement $2000 Scholarships is increased to Value of one-time National Achievement Scholarships is increased to $2, Number of one-time National Achievement $2500 Scholarships is increased to 700 to replace college-sponsored awards, which were discontinued after the 2003 program nmsc establishes the Achievement Capstone Program with uncf to carry on the legacy of the National Achievement Scholarship Program. National Merit Scholarship Corporation 7

10 Alexa I. Canady FMC Achievement Scholarship, 1967 I took care of some children for 15 to 20 years. I watched them grow up. I got up in the middle of the night to care for them. I cared for every single one of them as if they were my own. Alexa I. Canady was the first African-American woman to become a neurosurgeon in the United States. She broke into the field in the 1970s, at a time when few women or minorities were practicing neurosurgery. Alexa specializes in pediatric neurosurgery and is double board certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery and the American Board of Pediatric Neurosurgery. Her areas of expertise include spinal abnormalities, trauma, brain tumors, and hydrocephalus (the accumulation of fluid in the brain). Alexa greatly values the bonds she developed with her patients during her many years in practice as a pediatric neurosurgeon. In a 2012 article for the National Women s Law Center s Faces of Title IX, she wrote, Looking back, what stands out in my memory are the special relationships I had with my young patients. The hours we spent cross-legged on the floor playing video games, and the sound of their laughter floating through the hospital hallways. The children taught me so much about living in the moment with tremendous courage and grace despite serious and often terminal illnesses. I took care of some children for 15 to 20 years. I watched them grow up. I got up in the middle of the night to care for them. I cared for every single one of them as if they were my own. Alexa completed her undergraduate education at the University of Michigan (um), where she studied zoology. She graduated cum laude from um s medical school in 1975, then began her surgical internship at Yale-New Haven Hospital. After completing her residency in neurosurgery at the University of Minnesota Hospitals in 1981, she elected to pursue a fellowship at the Children s Hospital of Philadelphia to train in pediatric neurosurgery. Alexa served as the Chief of Neurosurgery at the Children s Hospital of Michigan from 1987 to She says, My most valuable accomplishment was creating a major pediatric neurosurgery program at the Children s Hospital of Michigan and integrating the patients and their parents as full members in that program. Throughout her illustrious career, Alexa has produced hundreds of academic presentations and articles and has held numerous teaching positions. She has been involved in dozens of professional societies and is a member of both the National Medical Fellowship Board and the Medical Advisory Board of the Hydrocephalus Association. Since 1995, Alexa has been a consultant for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, reviewing the safety and effectiveness of neurological devices. She herself holds a patent for a surgically implanted shunt system for use in the treatment of hydrocephalus. After 30 years as a pediatric neurosurgeon, Alexa retired in She has been recognized by many professional and humanitarian organizations for her significant contributions to the fields of neurosurgery and pediatrics and for serving as a role model to young women. Alexa is the recipient of dozens of awards and five honorary degrees. She was elected to the Michigan Women s Hall of Fame in 1989, was named Humanitarian of the Year in 1996 by the March of Dimes, and was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Association of Black Women Physicians in Annual Report

11 Cheryl L. Smith National Achievement $1000 Scholarship, 1972 As Senior Vice President, Public Policy and Government Affairs at uncf, Cheryl L. Smith directs a government relations effort to increase student financial assistance and federal aid to historically black colleges and universities. She joined uncf in 2013 with over 25 years of experience in the U.S. Congress, where she served as a senior professional staff member in both the House of Representatives and the Senate. Throughout her career, Cheryl developed a wide range of education and training initiatives, including comprehensive school reform, increased accountability in federal charter schools, and expansion of financial aid programs. Cheryl worked as staff director of multiple subcommittees and managed one of the largest annual federal budget bills for the House Appropriations Committee, which funded the U.S. Department of Education and several other agencies. The bill provided $160 billion for more than 500 programs. Cheryl also helped negotiate key provisions in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act in 2009, which led to a one-time education investment of $97 billion. The provisions authorized an education jobs fund, the Race to the Top program, and the largest-ever increase to the Pell Grants program. Cheryl was recognized as a top Congressional staffer by the National Journal in 2009 and the Committee for Education Funding in She says, I have always felt privileged to have had an exciting and rewarding career in my field of public policy... I had the occasion to shape many important federal policy and budget issues, from expanding access to health care for children, to preparing the nation for a flu pandemic, to implementing regulations to curb workplace injuries. However, my passion was and is education making quality educational opportunities available to all students and families because education is a game changer. My passion was and is education making quality educational opportunities available to all students and families because education is a game changer. Cheryl credits her National Achievement Scholarship with enabling her remarkable career in public policy and government. Because my name was on a list of National Achievement Scholarship winners, I was recruited by State University of New York at Stony Brook to attend the Averell Harriman School of Management and Policy and offered fellowships to cover the cost of the remainder of my undergraduate education and my graduate education, she says. It s a delightful irony that I am now at uncf, whose mission will soon include making sure that these scholarships continue to make a difference in the lives of thousands of minority students for another 50 years. National Merit Scholarship Corporation 9

12 Barrett S. Caldwell Mobil Achievement Scholarship (and National Merit Finalist), 1980 As a professor of both industrial engineering and aeronautics and astronautics at Purdue University, Barrett S. Caldwell studies team performance in complex systems and environments, including spaceflight. His innovative research lab, the Group Performance Environments Research (grouper) Laboratory, is internationally recognized for its work in studying and improving knowledge sharing and human task coordination. grouper has investigated how enhanced information flow can improve mission control at nasa, enable long-term human spaceflight, advance quality healthcare delivery, and promote better work among global teams. My career path was set on Christmas Eve, 1968, when my parents allowed me to stay up late to watch the telecast of Apollo 8 in orbit around the moon. I was convinced that I wanted to work in the space program, and be an astronaut if I could. Photo courtesy of Purdue University Barrett has been interested in space since he was a young child. He says, My career path was set on Christmas Eve, 1968, when my parents allowed me to stay up late to watch the telecast of Apollo 8 in orbit around the moon. I was convinced that I wanted to work in the space program, and be an astronaut if I could. Barrett first worked with nasa as an undergraduate research assistant through a work-study program at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he attained two bachelor s degrees in 1985: one in aeronautics and astronautics and another in humanities. He says, I continue to work with and meet astronauts, principal investigators for major missions, and government leaders all as a result of my undergraduate research experiences. After completing his PhD in social psychology in 1990 at the University of California-Davis, Barrett taught industrial engineering at the University of Wisconsin- Madison. He joined Purdue in 2000 and is now a University Faculty Scholar. Barrett has successfully advised 14 PhD and 30 Master s thesis students and has been an author on more than 150 scientific publications. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Human Performance in Extreme Environments and a Fellow and Secretary-Treasurer of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. Barrett is the Director of the nasa-funded Indiana Space Grant Consortium, which promotes stem education in space and aeronautics. He has managed over $7 million in nasa education and outreach funds since 2001, helping more than 200 stem students conduct research with nasa. He explains, I am especially pleased that, as a Space Grant Director, I have been able to support K 12 students to fly experiments on the last Space Shuttle mission, as well as the SpaceX first commercial mission, to the International Space Station Annual Report

13 Tondra Loder-Jackson National Achievement $2000 Scholarship underwritten by Kimberly-Clark Foundation, Inc., 1985 Tondra Loder-Jackson is an associate professor in the Educational Foundations Program at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She teaches classes in urban education, social change, and the civil rights movement in Birmingham. Tondra is a founding member and Director of the Center for Urban Education (cue), which provides specialized training for educators and school administrators. In her work with the cue, she developed the Communities and Schools Together Project to build family and community involvement in city schools. In 1989, Tondra earned her bachelor s degree in political science from Birmingham-Southern College, graduating magna cum laude. After completing her Master of Public Policy at the University of Chicago in 1991, she created and directed a career and college counseling program for students at a public high school on the south side of Chicago. Tondra attained her doctorate in human development and social policy at Northwestern University in She then completed a postdoctoral fellowship in urban education at the University of Pennsylvania. Tondra returned to Birmingham in 2003 and has since dedicated her work to the improvement of its urban schools. She says, My most valued professional accomplishment is returning home to Birmingham to teach in pre-service teacher education, serve urban schools, and document and publish Birmingham s little-known educational history and its relation to the civil rights movement. Tondra is a board member for the Birmingham Education Foundation, which supports students educational outcomes, and is on the advisory board of the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, an organization that promotes civil rights through education. My most valued professional accomplishment is returning home to Birmingham to teach in preservice teacher education, serve urban schools, and document and publish Birmingham s littleknown educational history and its relation to the civil rights movement. Tondra has received numerous awards and fellowships in recognition of her academic work and community involvement. She has published and presented extensively about urban education, the civil rights movement, and the African American community. She is currently writing a book that examines how educators in Birmingham born before and after the civil rights movement view the role of activism in urban education today. National Merit Scholarship Corporation 11

14 Carwil Bjork-James National Achievement $2000 Scholarship (and National Merit Finalist), 1993 With African Americans still underrepresented in the academy and among college-educated Americans overall, I feel very humbled by the obligation to make my education and my work valuable for the larger community. Carwil Bjork-James spent only two years in high school before beginning his undergraduate studies in mathematics and physics at Northwestern University. At the age of 16, Carwil competed with the U.S. Physics team in the International Physics Olympiad in Finland; he was then named one of the 50 Leaders of Tomorrow by Ebony Magazine in November 1992 for his accomplishments and high potential. He was recognized in both of nmsc s national scholarship competitions during his first year of college. Carwil graduated from Northwestern in 1996, earning a bachelor s degree with highest distinction. He went on to study environmental and human rights policy at the University of Chicago, completing his Master of Public Policy degree in He worked for several years in environmental policy and human rights advocacy for indigenous communities in Colombia and Nigeria. In 2006, he began work on a PhD in cultural anthro pology at the City University of New York. In his doctoral research, which he completed in 2013, Carwil studied the methods of oral history and the Quechua language of the central Andes. His dissertation focused on grassroots social movements in Bolivia, especially protest methods used by indigenous peoples in the city of Cochabamba. He documented and collected ethnographic evidence of the protests impact on the local balance of power and focused in part on the takeover of public space as a method of exerting leverage on the state. Now, as an assistant professor of anthropology at Vanderbilt University, Carwil continues to research the evolution of collective rights, strategies of mass action, and the role of urban space in political power struggles. He has written for the Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Anthropology, the Journal of Peasant Studies, and Anthropology Now. He says, With African Americans still underrepresented in the academy and among college-educated Americans overall, I feel very humbled by the obligation to make my education and my work valuable for the larger community. Carwil is also the proud father of a young daughter, and says, One year ago, I was blessed to become the father of a bright, joyful daughter, whose future I think about every day Annual Report

15 Alejandra S. Padin-Dujon National Achievement nmsc Scholarship, 2014 In high school, Alejandra S. Padin-Dujon studied French, Spanish, and Arabic concurrently and received two scholarships to study abroad from the U.S. State Department. Through the National Security Language Initiative for Youth program, she traveled to Morocco to immerse herself in Arabic, then to Tajikistan to begin learning Persian. In both countries, Alejandra lived with host families and received intensive language instruction cultural and linguistic experiences she describes as eye opening. In addition to the fact that these programs were extremely rigorous academically, the cultural immersion focus gave me a new identity and novel perspectives on religion, communism, and geopolitics in general, she says. Alejandra enjoys the Arabic language in particular because of its intricacies and traditions. It is by far the most complex language of the four I ve studied, and the meticulous care with which its grammatical structure, rules of pronunciation, and calligraphy styles have been developed is beautiful, she says. It really is impossible to spend years studying Arabic without developing a profound appreciation for the rich history and cultures of the Arab world. She plans to continue her Arabic studies while in college and travel abroad again through scholarships from her college and the U.S. State Department. Alejandra s love of languages has led her to major in global affairs at Yale University, where she is now a freshman. She is pursuing a second major in mathematics, a subject she is drawn to for the same reasons she enjoys language. I love the patterns, the theory, and the systematic nature of it, she says. As time permits, she would also like to continue to play violin, which she has studied for 12 years, and perhaps pursue interests in dance, calligraphy, and journalism. She plans to work either in academia or for a nongovernmental organization after graduation. With every new subject I try, with every new case study and perspective I read, my mind becomes freer, more flexible, and better equipped to process the world. Alejandra values education for its power to create opportunity and improve lives, and feels an obligation to use her academic potential positively. Academic success is partly a culmination of my parents and grandparents hard work to give me opportunities they never had, and partly a lifelong self-improvement plan, she says. With every new subject I try, with every new case study and perspective I read, my mind becomes freer, more flexible, and better equipped to process the world. I firmly believe it s morally incumbent upon me to use my education to do good works. National Merit Scholarship Corporation 13

16 Hans C. Ajieren National Achievement nmsc Scholarship (and Honorary National Merit Scholar), 2014 Hans C. Ajieren is studying electrical engineering at the University of Texas at Dallas (utd) because he wishes to drive medical breakthroughs that will improve quality of life for people who depend on biotechnology. Highly educated individuals work on the cutting edge of research in a variety of fields. I see myself joining this group and contributing to the advancement of medical technology, he says. Hans is interested in new ways to integrate medical devices into the nervous system with electronics and hopes this work will lead to enhanced prosthetics, implants, and diagnostic devices. He recently began working in a lab where he and others conduct research on flexible plastics and electronics that can be worn or implanted into the body. Hans has proven his ability to succeed at the college level. He spent his junior and senior years of high school at the Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science, a residential program for high school students at the University of North Texas (unt). He excelled in his curriculum, which consisted entirely of college course work, and was named to the unt s President s List. He notes, The fact that I could enter a college setting and handle taking all college classes for my last two years of high school makes me confident that I will do well as I begin my studies at the University of Texas at Dallas. Hans also conducted research at unt s Center for Advanced Scientific Computing and Modeling lab in high school, which enabled him to collaborate with other motivated individuals and experience working in an academic atmosphere. Highly educated individuals work on the cutting edge of research in a variety of fields. I see myself joining this group and contributing to the advancement of medical technology. At utd, Hans is a participant in the Eugene McDermott Scholarship Program, which covers the full cost of attending the university for four years. As one of 25 students selected for the program, he has the opportunity to participate in academic research, leadership training, study abroad programs, mentorship, and cultural events. He will also be involved in community service and leadership commitments at the university. Hans says, I take pride in the fact that my hard work is paying off and positioning me for success in college, the next phase of my life Annual Report

17 Victoria Offei-Dua National Achievement $2500 Scholarship underwritten by The Xerox Foundation, 2014 At the age of 13, Victoria Offei-Dua moved with her family from the small West African country of Ghana to Huntsville, Alabama, in search of a higher quality education. She faced many challenges in moving to a new continent, but was able to overcome them all and graduate from high school as one of the top students in her class. I come from a legacy of driven women who sought to empower themselves and others around them, to lift themselves and their families out of poverty through education, Victoria explains. Partly because of this legacy, I am motivated to excel academically, not only for myself or family, but for my future contributions to the world. Victoria s incredible success stems from her determination to conquer self-doubt and uncertainty. She says, Above all, moving to a different continent has taught me to not fear the unknown. While pursuing a rigorous curriculum of ap and honors classes in high school, Victoria also participated in the Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (jrotc). She became the Corps Commander of her unit and had the distinct honor of being named the most outstanding jrotc cadet in the United States by the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. Victoria was the only cadet chosen to receive the honor from hundreds of thousands nationwide and the first to be chosen from the state of Alabama. Victoria is currently on a pre-medicine track at Vanderbilt University and is interested in studying both medicine and its implications on society and the individual. Victoria would like to work for the World Health Organization or another nonprofit that improves healthcare worldwide. I believe that every individual all around the world has the right to access quality, preventative, and affordable healthcare, she says. I intend to become a medical doctor who has knowledge about the disparities present in access to healthcare across the world in order to be equipped to deal with the social aspect of my job. I come from a legacy of driven women who sought to empower themselves and others around them, to lift themselves and their families out of poverty through education... I am motivated to excel academically, not only for myself or family, but for my future contributions to the world. The recent Ebola virus outbreak has demonstrated a shortage of medical personnel in Africa and a lack of healthcare infrastructure, which Victoria would like to address. She remarks, My biggest goal is to establish a top-notch medical research and hospital facility in Ghana, West Africa to train doctors from all over Africa and provide them with the tools and opportunities to practice medicine where people need them the most. National Merit Scholarship Corporation 15

18 2014 National Achievement Scholarship Program Nearly 152,000 Black American students in more than 12,000 high schools requested consideration in the 2014 National Achievement Scholarship Program when they took the 2012 Preliminary sat/national Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (psat/nmsqt ) and entered the National Merit Scholarship Program. Black students can compete for scholarships and be honored in both programs, but they can receive only one monetary award through nmsc. Students typically enter the annual competitions for recognition and college scholarships in the fall of their junior year. Program recognition Approximately 4,800 entrants earned psat/nmsqt scores high enough to qualify for recognition in the National Achievement Program. Their scores placed them in the top 3% of program participants. These high performers were notified of their status in the fall of their senior year. Outstanding Participants In the 2014 program, 3,108 young men and women were named Outstanding Participants and brought to the attention of four-year U.S. colleges and universities. These students received certificates in recognition of the academic potential demonstrated by their high performance on the qualifying test, but they did not continue in the competition for National Achievement Scholarship awards Program Entrants Outstanding Participants Referred to Colleges Semifinalists Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Virginia 56,574 1, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio, Tennessee, West Virginia, and Wisconsin 27, Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, and South Carolina 27, Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming 38,505 1, Other Selection Units 1, TOTAL 151,898 3,108 1,695 Jeliyah S. Clark, winner of a 2014 National Achievement $2500 Scholarship, studies public health as an environmental health sciences major at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Jeliyah plans to participate in undergraduate research, complete on-campus service projects, and study abroad while in college. Semifinalists There were 1,695 students named Semifinalists on a regional representation basis. The number of Semifinalists named in each region is proportional to the region s population of Black Americans. Semifinalists are the highest-scoring participants in the states that make up each region and the only National Achievement Scholarship Program participants who have an opportunity to continue in the competition for Achievement Scholarship awards. nmsc sent Semifinalists names to U.S. colleges and universities and distributed a press release about them to news media. Finalists From the Semifinalist group, 1,353 students met all the requirements to progress to the Finalist level of the competition to be considered for an Achievement Scholarship award. The requirements to become a Finalist include submitting a detailed scholarship application, having a consistently high academic record in all of grades 9 12, being endorsed and recommended by a high school Annual Report

19 official, and submitting sat scores that confirm his or her earlier psat/nmsqt performance. By meeting these requirements, about 80% of Semifinalists in the competition became Finalists and earned a Certificate of Achievement. Scholars A total of 791 students were selected from the group of Finalists to become Achievement Scholar designees, winning scholarships worth over $2.4 million for college undergraduate study. Every Scholar received a certificate in recognition of his or her award. nmsc announced scholarship winners in a press release sent to news media in Scholars communities. National Achievement Program scholarships National Achievement Scholarships can vary in both monetary value and candidate criteria. Although National Achievement Finalists may be considered for multiple types of scholarships, they can receive only one monetary award through nmsc. Scholarships must be used for undergraduate study at regionally accredited colleges and universities in the United States. National Achievement $2500 Scholarships Every Finalist is considered for one of the 700 National Achievement $2500 Scholarships offered through the National Achievement Scholarship Program. These scholarships are awarded on a regional representation basis. Award winners are selected by an independent committee of college admission officers and high school counselors who evaluate information submitted by Finalists and their schools as part of the application process. Most of these one-time awards are financed by nmsc with its own funds, but support is also provided by grants from corporate sponsors. Brennan A. Steele (above) and Samara K. Ford (below) are both winners of the 2014 National Achievement nmsc Scholarship. Brennan is pursuing a double major in public policy and African American studies with a minor in Chinese at Duke University. Through a study abroad program at Duke, he hopes to teach English in Zhuhai, China. Samara is studying chemical and physical biology at Harvard College and plans to become a dentist. She would like to minor in Spanish and looks forward to studying abroad in a Spanish-speaking country. Corporate-sponsored scholarships Corporations, foundations, business organizations, and professional associations underwrite Achievement Scholarship awards for Finalists in the National Achievement Scholarship Program. Most corporate sponsors specify their awards for Finalists who reside in an area served by the sponsor, for those who have career plans the grantor wishes to encourage, or for Finalists who are children of their employees. Sponsors of this year s Achievement Scholarship awards are listed on page 19. Corporate-sponsored scholarships provide either a single payment of $2,500 to $5,000 when the Scholar enters college or an annual stipend that can range National Merit Scholarship Corporation 17

20 from $500 to $10,000 per year for up to four years of undergraduate study. In 2014, 91 corporate-sponsored Achievement Scholarship awards worth $700,000 were offered to Finalists. Achievement Scholars of 2014 The 791 Achievement Scholarship recipients have shown outstanding scholastic and extracurricular accomplishments in high school and have demonstrated high potential for academic success in college. The following statistics of National Achievement Scholars grade averages, class ranks, average sat scores, and honors-level courses taken are compared with those of more than one million college-bound seniors of 2014 who took the sat. The information was provided by students when registering to take the sat. (These data are used with permission of the College Board, which sponsors the sat.) Academic performance 98% of Scholars had a high school grade average of A- or above, compared to 48% of all college-bound seniors. 90.4% of Scholars who attended high schools that rank students were in the top tenth of their class, compared to 35% of all college-bound seniors. In addition to demonstrating high achievement in the classroom, Scholars also performed extremely well on objective measures. On a scale ranging from 200 to 800, the 2014 Achievement Scholars average sat critical reading score was 706, the average mathematics score was 693, and the average writing skills score was 699. The total group of college-bound seniors, by comparison, had average scores of 497, 513, and 487, respectively. Tentative college majors The fields of study below were selected by 3% or more of National Achievement Scholars when applying for their scholarships: Justin C. Athill, a 2014 National Achievement $2500 Scholarship recipient, attends Princeton University and is interested in engineering and computer science. He says, I am still not sure exactly which path I will take, but I know that education has left all doors open. Percent taking honors-level courses National Achievement Scholars take greater advantage of their high schools honors-level courses in core academic and elective fields than their college-bound peers Scholars College-bound seniors Engineering - 23% Biology or biomedical science - 16% Social sciences or psychology - 11% Health and clinical science professions - 8% Business or finance - 4% History, humanities, or pre-law studies - 4% English, journalism, or creative writing - 3% Physical sciences - 3% Visual and performing arts - 3% English Mathematics Natural/ physical science Social sciences/ history Foreign languages Annual Report

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