Robert Washington Named College Board National Recognition Program Scholar
West Chicago Community High School senior Robert Washington, Jr. of Carol Stream, has been identified as College Board National Recognition Program Scholar. Washington’s score was in the top 2.5% in the region among African American or Hispanic/Latinx students from the PSAT/NMSQT test taken last October. Washington is also eligible for a special scholarship competition sponsored by Liberty Mutual Scholarship Foundation through the College Board.
To be eligible for recognition, students must take the PSAT/NMSQT in October of their junior year. They must achieve the minimum requested scores, earn a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher by the middle of their junior year. In addition, Robert maintains a 5.451 GPA and is enrolled in multiple AP courses. He is a leader in the school and music department.
The College Board National Recognition Program is an academic honor that can be included on college applications. It is not a scholarship, but colleges use these honors to identify students from underrepresented groups who have excelled on the PSAT/NMSQT and in their classrooms.