Huntsville City Schools’ Class of 2015 graduates set all-time scholarship record

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Graduating seniors from the seven Huntsville City High Schools have raised the bar, with a new, record-breaking scholarship total of more than $51 million.  This amount is a 25% increase over 2014’s total of almost $41 million.

Each high school saw gains, with more and more scholarship money running in.

  • Johnson students earned $2,637,458, increasing 257% from last year
  • Butler saw a 166% gain, earning over $1,140,000
  • Lee High seniors were up by 12% with over $5,800,000
  • New Century placed a total of $3,520,000, up by 57% over last year
  • Huntsville seniors chalked up over $16,000,000, a 13% increase
  • Grissom had over $18,000,000, which is a gain of 13%
  • Columbia raked in more than $4,000,000 in scholarship money

Huntsville City Schools counseling coordinator, Donna Clark, said this success was a team effort by counselors, teachers, students, and parents.

The district increased its awareness of college and career opportunities that are available for students after high school. It also helped students with a College Application Week last November, along with a College and Career Fair during second semester.

Now it’s up to the Class of 2016 to bring in even more scholarship money next year!