Class of 2017 received more that $25 million in scholarships
By Rita Foil
SALISBURY — The Rowan-Salisbury Schools class of 2017 was offered a total of $25,923,859 in scholarships. Approximately 1,300 students graduated from the district’s eight high schools this spring.
Since 2012, Rowan-Salisbury has seen a continued rise in the dollars offered to students to attend colleges and universities as they pursue their post-secondary education.
“This illustrates the strong education students receive in our schools,” said Superintendent Dr. Lynn Moody. “I am proud of our students and the support they have received from their parents, teachers, staff and our community.”
Since the implementation of the 2013-2017 district strategic plan, scholarships totals offered to students have risen from $7,844,484 to almost $26 million.
“Students having access to laptops allow them, along with their parents, more opportunities to research and apply online for scholarships and grants,” said Dr. Eisa Cox, executive director for secondary education.
The 185 Rowan-Salisbury students who participated in the Crosby Scholars program received close to $500,000 in scholarships and grants. Of the 50 colleges that Crosby Scholars will be attending, Rowan-Cabarrus Community College remains the top college choice selected by Crosby Scholar students for the second straight year.
“We have much to celebrate,” said Moody. “There are students who received athletic scholarships to colleges that may not have had the opportunity to pursue the college path if not for the athletic programs in our schools. We applaud our coaches for their ability to drive students to achieve both on the field and in the classroom.”
Students from across Rowan-Salisbury will be heading to colleges and universities both in state and out of state.
“I am looking forward to seeing the successes of our students as they continue into this next journey in life,” said Moody. “I wish them all the very best.”
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