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Facts about the Academy

Niklaus Evitt

Cheyenne Mountain High School

Colorado Springs, CO

Nominating Educator
Cindy Bates


"I would like to offer my deepest thanks to the United States Achievement Academy. The Dr. George A. Stevens Founder’s Award will provide me with tremendous financial support as I pursue a world-class education at Stanford University.

• Each student recognized by the USAASF is nominated by a qualified teacher, counselor, coach, assistant principal or principal.
• Students are honored annually in different areas of achievement on the junior high, middle, and high school levels.
• Over 1.4 million educators have nominated students for the USAA programs.
• Nominations were received from 26,029 junior high, middle, and high schools over three decades.
• More than 28 million students have participated in the USAA program.
• The Academy has granted more than $1.6 million in scholarships to USAA nominated students.
• Educators in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands have nominated students for the Academy programs.

The United States Achievement Academy Scholarship Foundation proudly celebrates recognizing America's outstanding students and offers the following categories for student nominations:


• Athletics
• Advanced Placement

• Band
• Business Education

• Cheerleading/Dance
• Computer Science
• Fine Arts
• Honor Roll
• Language Arts
• Leadership
• Mathematics
• Physical Education
• Student Council
• Science
• Social Studies
• Vocational
• World Languages
• All-American Scholar