’s class of 2012 received $10.8 million in college scholarship offers—surprassing last year's school record by more than $3 million, according to a press release.
's graduating seniors received $7.4 million in college scholarship offers, an increase of nearly $3 million.
Anne Arundel County Public Schools (AACPS) reported that graduating seniors throughout the county earned $110 million.
The county’s class of 2012 as a whole earned $10 million more than last year’s graduating seniors, something AACPS officials say is due to a specific push for African-American students to secure scholarships.
The release reported that school counselors throughout the county put a focus on working with African-American students, who ended up receiving more than $15.6 million this year, 42 percent more than 2011.
“Our school counselors do incredible work every day to support the thousands of students who dedicate countless hours to their studies,” Superintendent Kevin M. Maxwell said in the release. “This is great news not just for our African-American students, but for all seniors in our county.”
Scholarship offers have increased by nearly $73 million since 2007, according to the AACPS release.
Below is a list of all the schools and their corresponding 2012 scholarship totals, provided by AACPS:
- South River—$14,602,536
- Severna Park—$13,058,013
- North County—$10,874,804
- Glen Burnie—$6,170,500