Local Student Recipient of $40,000 Merit-Based Scholarship to Attend Yale University
03 August 2016
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LOCAL STUDENT RECIPIENT OF $40,000
MERIT-BASED SCHOLARSHIP TO ATTEND YALE UNIVERSITY
As a graduate of the National Student Leadership Conference (NSLC), student is one of eight
to receive competitive NSLC Alumni College Scholarship
Falls Church, VA (June 9, 2016) – Marley Finley, J E B Stuart High School class of 2016 has been awarded a $40,000 College Scholarship to attend Yale University, beginning in the fall of 2016. Marley was one of hundreds to apply and was selected for this highly competitive scholarship based on her outstanding academic record in high school. Applicants for the NSLC Alumni College Scholarship are evaluated on academic excellence, demonstrated leadership in extracurricular activities, submitted essays, and letters of recommendations. The recipients of the scholarship are chosen by the National Student Leadership Foundation’s Scholarship Board.
To be eligible for the NSLC Alumni College Scholarship, applicants must attend the National Student Leadership Conference before their senior year of high school, apply for a scholarship during their senior year of high school, and gain admission to and attend one of the following universities where NSLC hosts programs: American University, Fordham University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Harvard University, Northwestern University, University of California – Berkeley, University of Washington, and Yale University.
Marley attended the NSLC on Theater in the summer of 2014. The NSLC is an extraordinary leadership program for outstanding high school students. Student scholars are selected to participate from across the United States and from more than 70 different countries based upon academic excellence, extracurricular involvement and demonstrated leadership ability. During the conference, students attend specialized workshops and classes designed to develop the skills and traits that define a leader. Leading professionals and professors from top colleges facilitate the programs and engage the students in hands-on activities that provide students with a day-in-the-life understanding of a prospective career. Trips and tours also enhance the student’s experience, by tailoring them to their specific conference.
NSLC students also have the opportunity to meet with and learn from recognized leaders. Past special guest speakers have included: Secretary of Education Arne Duncan; U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy; Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson; Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood; Supreme Court Justices Anthony Kennedy, David Souter and Sandra Day O’Connor; Director of the National Institutes of Health Dr. Francis Collins; as well as U.S. Senators, U.S. Representatives, Governors, Ambassadors and leaders in the fields of medicine, business, engineering, diplomacy, law, politics, journalism and the arts.
This year, thousands of high school students from across the United States and around the world will find themselves immersed in a learning environment unlike any they have ever experienced. These young leaders spend time with other high-achieving students who share the same drive to succeed. Then they
will return to their schools with increased potential and newly developed abilities that will enable them to make a positive difference in their communities.
The National Student Leadership Conference is entering its 28th summer, continuing with a mission: Identify and recognize outstanding young leaders from around the world, and provide them with a unique learning environment that encourages not only academic achievement, but also diversity, cooperation, and social responsibility.
The NSLC was established in 1989 and offers leadership conferences to high school students from around the world. Areas of emphasis include: Mastering Leadership, Law & Advocacy, Medicine & Health Care, Psychology & Neuroscience, Nursing, Business & Entrepreneurship, Journalism Film, & Media Arts, Game Design, Forensic Science, International Diplomacy, Political Action & Public Policy, Intelligence & National Security, Engineering, Biotechnology, Environmental Science & Sustainability, Theater, Acting Intensive, Entertainment Management, and Sports Management.