Anne Arundel County Public Schools seniors in the Class of 2016 set a new mark for those who follow them, earning nearly $169.2 million in scholarship offers. The total is nearly $15 million (almost 9.5 percent) more than the previous year.
Across the school system, scholarship offers to graduating seniors have increased nearly $60 million in the last four years.
Six of the county’s 13 comprehensive high schools each pulled in more than $14 million in offers, with South River’s $26.9 million topping all schools, according to results from the school system’s annual senior survey. Two other schools – Broadneck and Severna Park – also surpassed $20 million in offers. Broadneck’s seniors earned $23 million in scholarship offers and Severna Park’s seniors earned $21.5 million.
Seniors at Arundel High School earned $16.9 million in scholarship offers, nearly double the amount earned by their counterparts in 2015.
“This is incredible news for our school system and particularly for the students who will benefit directly from this scholarship money,” Superintendent George Arlotto said. “Behind every scholarship dollar lies the hard work not only of these great students, but of untold numbers of people who have spent countless hours dedicated to helping them achieve their full potential. These results are a testament to all of them.”
Among different groups, minority students earned more than $28.1 million in scholarships, and students in AACPS’ Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) program earned more than $31 million.
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 85 percent of graduating seniors plan to attend a two- or four-year college, 25 percent plan to work full-time, 9 percent plan to enlist in the military, and 4 percent plan to attend a private career school.
More information about the scholarship offers and post-secondary plans for the Class of 2016 can be found by clicking the link below.