Dowell Middle School student Justin Chan was among 64 seventh graders from across the country who have been named 2015 William and Dorothy C. Bevan Scholars by the Duke University Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP) for earning a perfect score on one or more sections of the ACT or SAT.
Justin aced the math section of the SAT with a perfect score of 800.
Bevan Scholarships are given each year to the Duke TIP 7th Grade Talent Search participants who earn the highest possible scores on the ACT or SAT. These scholars are recognized at Duke TIP’s Grand Recognition Ceremony at Duke University and are awarded full scholarships to attend TIP’s Center for Summer Studies. To be considered for a Bevan Scholarship, students must take the ACT or SAT through Duke TIP in December, January, or February.
Bevan Scholars have distinguished themselves from over 64,400 gifted students who participated in Duke TIP’s 2015 7th Grade Talent Search. To qualify for the talent search, seventh grade students must rank in the top 5 percent on grade-level standardized tests. Participants then take the same ACT or SAT given to college-bound high school students as an above-level testing experience to learn more about their academic abilities.
“Duke TIP’s Bevan Scholars represent the brightest students in the country,” said Martha Putallaz, Duke TIP executive director and professor of psychology and neuroscience at Duke University. “Their ACT or SAT scores as seventh graders surpass those of 99 percent of all college-bound high school students. We are extremely proud of their accomplishment and look forward to supporting their academic growth.”
Information provided by Duke TIP. For more information on the Duke TIP 7th Grade Talent Search program, click here.
McKinney ISD Press Release