student Michael Ivan Hawk has been awarded a $2,500 Achievement Scholarship® award through the National Achievement Scholarship Program.
Hawk is one of about 800 black American high school seniors who won the awards through the National Achievement Scholarship Program.
The organization said Hawk's probable career field is engineering.
The awards, totaling over $2 million dollars, are being financed by grants from 29 corporate organizations and professional associations, and by National Merit Scholarship Corporation.
The National Achievement Scholarship Program is a privately financed academic competition established in 1964 specifically to honor scholastically talented black American youth and to provide scholarships to a substantial number of the most outstanding participants in each annual competition.
By the conclusion of the 2012 program, marking the 48th annual competition, about 31,800 participants will have received scholarships for undergraduate study worth more than $100 million. The program is conducted by National Merit Scholarship Corporation, a not-for-profit organization that operates without government assistance.