National Achievement

National Achievement Scholarship Program

Amount: $2,500 Per Year
Eligibility: The top high school senior scorers on the PSAT who mark Section 14 on the PSAT/NMSQT answer sheet, thereby identifying himself or herself as Black American.

Priority Deadline: January 15th
Regular Deadline: March 1st 


The National Achievement Scholarship, in the amount of $2,500 per year, is offered to the top high school senior scorers on the PSAT who mark Section 14 on the PSAT/NMSQT answer sheet, thereby identifying himself or herself as Black American. This award can be used in addition to an Academic Achievement Scholarship, but when combined cannot exceed the cost of tuition. The National Achievement Scholarship can be used for eight consecutive semesters. Students must submit an application for admission by March 1st to be eligible for the award. Additionally, a copy of the letter or certificate officially declaring National Achievement status must be provided to the Office of Financial Aid.

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His first step was to enroll in physician’s assistant school at Baylor’s College of Medicine, a career trajectory to which he had aspired since his early childhood. Nowadays, Jonathan Cunningham, BA ’17, is dedicated to the vocational pursuit of comfort and healing at MD Anderson in Houston, among the largest cancer treatment centers in the U.S., where he was once a chemotherapy patient himself.

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History Alumnus Heads National Catholic Bioethics Center

During his Rome semester in 1991, Joseph Meaney, BA '93, with his friends (now Father) Kevin Cook, BA '94, and (now Texas State Representative and UD Trustee) Tan Parker, BA '93, attended a private Mass with Pope St. John Paul II. Several weeks earlier, they had hand-delivered a letter to the Swiss Guards outside St. Peter's requesting the Mass and including their contact information; at last, they'd received the phone call instructing them to be at the Bronze Gates at 5 a.m.

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