Trinity student named scholarship finalist
Stephanie Richardson, a student at Trinity High School, 7574 Division St., River Forest, has been selected as a Finalist in the 2013 Competition for National Achievement Scholarships. The program is an academic competition established in 1964 to provide recognition for outstanding African-American high school students.
Of the more than 160,000 students who enter the National Achievement Program each year, about 1,600 move on to become Semifinalists and are eligible to compete for a scholarship. In late January, about 1,300 Semifinalists were told they had become Finalists.
Scholarship winners are selected based on ability, skills and accomplishments — without consideration of financial circumstances or college choice.
Beginning in late February, about 800 Finalists learn they will receive a scholarship.
A one-time, $2,500 scholarship goes to 700 Finalists, while about 100 corporate-sponsored scholarships also are offered. These may be one-time awards or renewable for four years of undergraduate study.~