More Students Than Ever Before Earn the Distinction of the College Board’s...

More Students Than Ever Before Earn the Distinction of the College Board’s National Hispanic Recognition Program



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New York, NY–(HISPANIC PR WIRE)–November 18, 2005–More than 4,500 Hispanic high school seniors have been recognized by the College Board’s National Hispanic Recognition Program (NHRP)—1,100 more students than the previous year. Students and their schools received notification of their status in October.

The NHRP identifies academically outstanding Hispanic high school students based on their junior year PSAT/NMSQT(R) test scores and grade point averages. Students are automatically enrolled in the program when they identify themselves as Hispanic on the PSAT/NMSQT in their junior year of high school. Of the 1.4 million high school juniors who took the PSAT/NMSQT in October 2004, approximately 154,000 identified themselves as Hispanic, and 2.9 percent of those students went on to achieve NHRP status.

Since 1983, the NHRP has provided national recognition of the exceptional academic achievements of Hispanic high school seniors. As a recognition program, there is no monetary award associated with this selection, but the College Board is proud to honor these outstanding students.

Bruce Walker, vice provost and director of admissions at The University of Texas at Austin, said, “The University of Texas at Austin has been participating in the NHRP for many years because it is the source of names of well-qualified and highly motivated Hispanic students. Our participation has reaped many benefits for UT Austin and the students we have admitted and funded from the NHRP list.”

The College Board: Connecting Students to College Success

The College Board is a not-for-profit membership association whose mission is to connect students to college success and opportunity. Founded in 1900, the association is composed of more than 5,000 schools, colleges, universities, and other educational organizations. Each year, the College Board serves over three and a half million students and their parents, 23,000 high schools, and 3,500 colleges through major programs and services in college admissions, guidance, assessment, financial aid, enrollment, and teaching and learning. Among its best-known programs are the SAT(R), the PSAT/NMSQT(R), and the Advanced Placement Program(R) (AP(R)). The College Board is committed to the principles of excellence and equity, and that commitment is embodied in all of its programs, services, activities, and concerns.

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More Students Than Ever Before Earn the Distinction of the College Board’s National Hispanic Recognition Program