MONTGOMERY, AL - Two Montgomery students are flying high after being named National Achievement Scholars by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation.
Booker T. Washington Magnet High School student Danielle A. Everett and Loveless Academic Magnet Program High School student Maurice A. Asouzu who were named Monday.
The NMSC announced the names of 800 outstanding African-American high school seniors nationwide, Monday. Each is being awarded $2,500 Achievement Scholarships.
These awards, totaling nearly $2 million, are financed by grants from 35 corporations and professional associations, and by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation.
As Finalists, they are also eligible to receive corporate-sponsored Achievement scholarships, which are renewable and provide stipends that can vary from $500 to $10,000 per year.
Everett and Asouzu are among nine other Alabama seniors to receive this award.