The National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) today named Azeezat Adeleke, a North Point High School senior, as a scholarship winner in the National Achievement Scholarship Program. Through the program, she will receive an annual renewable stipend of $2,000 per year for up to four years.
Adeleke is the student member to the Charles County Board of Education and editor-in-chief of North Point's student newspaper, the Eagle Eye. She has been accepted to Yale University on a partial scholarship where she plans to study political science and global affairs. She was chosen for the scholarship from out of more than 160,000 students who requested consideration in the 2013 National Achievement Scholarship Program.
The program is sponsored by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) and highlights the achievements of African-American students, who request consideration when they take the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMQST) as high school juniors. Recipients are the highest scoring program entrants in their states and are selected on the basis of their abilities, accomplishments and potential for success in rigorous studies.
The NMSC is a non-profit organization that was established in 1955 to conduct the annual National Merit and National Achievement Programs. Scholarships awarded through the program are underwritten by NMSC's funds and more than 500 business organizations and other educational institutions with the goal of honoring the nation's scholastic students and the pursuit of academic excellence. For more information about the NMSC programs, visit www.nationalmerit.org.
Charles County Public Schools provides 26,700 students in grades prekindergarten through 12 with an academically challenging education. Located in Southern Maryland, Charles County Public Schools has 35 caring community schools that offer a technologically advanced, progressive and high quality education that builds character, equips for leadership and prepares students for life, careers and higher education.