Special Honors and Distinctions
Scholars of Distinction
Students who receive a perfect score on at least one section of the ACT or SAT are acknowledged as Scholars of Distinction.
These scholars will receive special recognition at both the State and Grand Recognition Ceremonies if they test before the end of March. All Scholars of Distinction will receive a special pin to honor this accomplishment.
Students who do not attend a ceremony or tested after March will receive their pin in the mail with their medal.
William and Dorothy C. Bevan Scholarship
We offer a William and Dorothy C. Bevan scholarship to 7th Grade Talent Search participants who score exceptionally well on their ACT or SAT test.
The scholarship is awarded to the two 7th Grade Talent Search students who have the highest combined SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing and Math score, as well as to the two students who have the highest ACT Composite score. Recipients are recognized at Duke TIP recognition ceremonies and receive a full scholarship to attend TIP’s Summer Studies Program.
Only students who test through Duke TIP by the end of February are eligible for the William and Dorothy C. Bevan Scholarship. Students receiving this scholarship have already been identified for 2019 and were notified in March.
Students qualify for the 7th Grade Talent Search by scoring at or above the 95th percentile on a grade-level standardized test. Enrollment provides benefits that last through the end of high school, including the opportunity to take the ACT or SAT, specialized publications, college prep advice, and access to educational programs.