City student joins first group of elite scholars
A Friendship Public Charter School junior will be among the first class of elite scholars, the school announced this week.
Pereviva Besong, a junior at the Friendship Academy of Science and Technology, has been named a MERIT Scholar, a program that prepares students from low-income neighborhoods pursue a career in medicine. MERIT is the Medical Education Resources Initiative for Teens and is designed to prepare them for the academic and financial challenges that lie ahead.
In her time as a MERIT Scholar, Pereviva will work with undergraduate and medical school mentors, participate in paid summer internships at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center and the National Institute of Drug Abuse, and attend Saturday sessions aimed at increasing college readiness.