Carmel Valley resident awarded a National Achievement Scholarship

AthillJ13_001fThe National Merit Scholarship Program announced that Bishop’s Senior Justin Athill has been selected as a recipient of a National Achievement $2,500 Scholarship. Athill will study computer science at Princeton University in the fall.

Athill is the son of Leslie and Dr. Charles Athill of Carmel Valley. He has attended The Bishop’s School since the 7th grade, playing varsity lacrosse and participating in many extracurricular activities including Teen Volunteers in Action, the African American Honor Society, Jack & Jill of America, Inc. and The Links Achievers.

More than 160,000 students who took the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test in the fall of 2012 entered the National Merit Scholarship Program and also requested consideration in the National Achievement Program, open to African American students. Semifinalists were announced in fall 2013, and those 1,600 students moved on in the Achievement Scholarship competition. Approximately 1,300 fulfilled the requirements necessary to become finalists. Finally, 700 students, including Athill, were selected to receive National Achievement® $2500 Scholarships.

The National Achievement Scholarship Program is conducted and underwritten by National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC). The National Achievement Scholarships are one-time scholarships offered on a regional representation basis, in numbers based on the region’s total of Black Americans.

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