LEAGUE CITY — Eric DeCourcy, Mitchell Eckhoff and Lucia Hua, all students at Clear Lake High School, which is in the Clear Creek Independent School District, have won corporate-sponsored National Merit Scholarship Awards.
DeCourcy won the Arkema Inc. Scholarship, Eckhoff the BASF Corp. Scholarship. Hua won the Bayer Scholarship.
Scholars were selected from students who advanced to the Finalist level in the National Merit Scholarship competition and met criteria of their scholarship sponsors.
Corporate sponsors provide National Merit Scholarships for Finalists who are children of their employees, who are residents of communities the company serves or who plan to pursue college majors or careers the sponsor wishes to encourage.
Most of these awards are renewable for up to four years of college undergraduate study and provide annual stipends that range from $500 to $10,000 per year.
Some provide a single payment between $2,500 and $5,000. Recipients can use their awards at any regionally accredited U.S. college or university of their choice.
The NMSC also released the names of outstanding black American high school seniors who have won Achievement Scholarship awards through the National Achievement Scholarship Program.
Michelle Raji, a senior at Clear Creek High School, was the only CCISD senior to receive the Achievement Scholarship award in 2014.
These awards, totaling more than $2 million, are financed by grants from 31 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.
This award is supported by NMSC, which conducts the National Achievement Scholarship Program.