Anne Arundel County Public Schools seniors in the Class of 2017 earned nearly $156.4 million in scholarship offers, bringing the 10-year total in awards to help AACPS seniors continue their education to more than $1.1 billion.
Five of the county’s 13 comprehensive high schools each pulled in more than $15 million in offers, with Severna Park High School leading the pack with more than $22 million in offers, according to results from the school system’s annual senior survey. South River High School also surpassed $20 million in offers, with its seniors earning $21.9 million in awards.
Other schools surpassing the $15 million mark were Annapolis ($18 million), Broadneck ($15.9 million), and Arundel ($15.3 million). Glen Burnie High School seniors earned $10.4 million in scholarship offers, a record for that school and the first time the school has topped the $10 million mark. North County High School seniors also earned $10.4 million in scholarship offers.
“Our students continue to work incredibly hard in their pursuit of academic excellence, and these scholarship offers are proof of that,” Superintendent George Arlotto said. “They are also proof of the incredible cadre of educators and other employees who work so hard every day on behalf of every one of our students.”
Scholarship and other post-secondary plan information is provided by seniors and collected through Naviance, an innovative school system program which allows school counselors to monitor the college application process for students and provide ongoing advice with regard to scholarships and other matters.
The data also indicates that 83 percent of graduating seniors plan to attend a two- or four-year college, 24 percent plan to work full-time, 8 percent plan to enlist in the military, and 3 percent plan to attend a private career school.
More information about the scholarship offers and post-secondary plans for the Class of 2017 can be found by clicking the link below.