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UCPS graduates break record - $98 million in scholarships

Seniors at Central Academy of Technology and Art received 315 scholarships offers totaling $3.2 million annually or $11.9 million over four years.

Union County Public Schools 2014 graduating seniors broke an all-time record this year by bringing in $98 million in college scholarships.

More than 2,100 scholarships, with a four-year value of $98 million ($25 million annually), were offered to many of the school systems 2,743 graduating seniors. This breaks last year’s $95 million in scholarship offers to 2,484 graduating seniors.

Piedmont High School students brought in the most dollars. Their 2014 college-bound seniors were offered 504 scholarships, totaling $5.2 million or $20.6 million over a four-year period.

Marvin Ridge High School seniors followed close behind, with 423 scholarship offers totally $5 million each year and $19.9 million over a four-year period.

Weddington High School college-bound seniors received 137 scholarship offers totally $3.8 million annually and $15.3 over four years. Seniors at Central Academy of Technology and Art received 315 scholarships offers totaling $3.2 million annually or $11.9 million over four years.

Cuthbertson High School’s college-bound seniors received a total of 145 scholarship offers reaching $2 million annually or $8.3 million over a four-year period.

Monroe High School’s graduating college-bound seniors had 136 scholarship offers, with a $1.4 million annual total and $5.9 million four-year total.

Porter Ridge High School’s graduating college-bound seniors had 111 scholarship offers, with a $1.1 million annual total and $4.3 million four-year total.

Sun Valley High’s graduating college-bound seniors had 105 scholarship offers, with a $1 million annual total and $4.2 million four-year total.

Forest Hills High’s graduating college-bound seniors had 139 scholarship offers, with a $771,298 annual total and $2.8 million four-year total.

Parkwood’s graduating college-bound seniors had 63 scholarship offers, with a $579,564 annual total and $2.3 million four-year total.

Early College’s graduating college-bound seniors had 44 scholarship offers, with a $520,831 million annual total and $2 million four-year total.

South Providence’s graduating college-bound seniors had two scholarship offers, with a $2,000 annual total and $2,000 four-year total.

Historically students begin seeking scholarship dollars in their junior year. They are encouraged by counselors to begin to research schools, their majors and what school opportunities are available so they will be able to apply their senior year.

Written by: Deb Coates Bledsoe, UCPS Communications Coordinator
Posted: Jul 17, 2014 by Deb Coates Bledsoe

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