Seven MCPS Students Earn National Achievement Scholarships

April 8, 2015

Seven high school seniors from Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) have been selected as 2015 National Achievement Scholarship winners by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. This highly selective scholarship competition recognizes outstanding academic achievement of African American high school seniors across the United States.

Winners are awarded $2,500 scholarships, which are privately financed by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation and grants from corporate organizations and professional associations. The MCPS recipients are among approximately 800 seniors across the nation and 32 in the state of Maryland who have been awarded scholarships.

About 150,000 students participated in the competition for these scholarships. In September, the National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced 1,600 semifinalists in the competition, including 17 from MCPS.

The program, established in 1964, honors scholastically talented African American students and has awarded more than $100 million in college scholarships over the last 50 years. More information about the National Achievement Scholarship Program is available at

The 2015 MCPS winners and their high schools are—

Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School
Sisanmofe Dorsu

Richard Montgomery High School
Moraa B. Marwanga
Melonee R. Quintanilla
Blessed M. Sheriff
Oluwatomisin A. Sontan
Dahlia E. Wilson

Northwood High School
Rhasaan T. Bovell

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