What are the National Recognition Programs?
A tangible way to recognize the academic achievements of rural area/small town, African American/Black, Hispanic/Latino, Indigenous/Native American, and (new in 2024) first-generation students.
Why Submit for the National Recognition Programs?
It Helps You Get Recruited
Many colleges intentionally recruit awardees.
Show You're a Top Student
Receiving recognition is a way for you and your community to celebrate your achievements.
Explore Your Options
You may find out about colleges you didn’t know existed or wouldn’t have considered.
How to Qualify for National Recognition Programs
Students who take eligible administrations of the PSAT/NMSQT, PSAT 10, or AP Exams and meet specific academic criteria will be considered for awards. Students must also identify as African American/Black, Hispanic/Latino, Indigenous/Native American, first-generation, or attend high school in a rural area or small town.