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Wayne students get $22 million in scholarships

By Phyllis Moore
Published in News on July 16, 2013 1:46 PM


The latest graduating class from Wayne County Public Schools has been awarded more than $22 million in scholarships and financial aid, officials announced.

Nearly 1,200 students graduated from the district's eight high schools, earning approximately $5.7 million on one-time and annual grants, scholarships and work study aid. The tally of renewable aid to attend colleges and universities came in at more than $16.9 million.

The school system's superintendent, Dr. Steven Taylor, applauded the college-bound students on the accomplishment and their willingness to work hard and take advantage of the financial aid opportunities to pursue postsecondary education.

The following is a breakdown of the financial aid received by each of the county's schools this year.

Charles B. Aycock High School, which had the highest number of graduates with 286, also topped the list of financial awards. Students received an estimated $1.6 million in scholarships, grants and work study aid, with $6 million in total renewable aid.

Coming in second highest was Rosewood High School, which had almost half the number of graduates as CBA, with 127. Students there received $867,908 in scholarships and $2.6 million in renewable aid.

Wayne School of Engineering, the district's newest high school option, may have only had 75 graduates but was high on the list of renewable aid, with $2.7 million. Scholarships total $754,730.

Eastern Wayne High's 220 graduates were recipients of $1.2 million in renewable financial aid and $645,876 in scholarships.

Goldsboro High School, with 110 graduates, also fared well, with $600,896 in one-time aid and $1.2 million in renewable awards.

Southern Wayne High's 211 graduates divided up $473,626 in scholarships and $1.2 in renewable aid.

The 121 graduates of Spring Creek High will receive $1.3 million in renewable aid and $354,316 in scholarships.

Wayne Early/Middle College High School, which had the fewest number of graduates this year, with 58, still made an impressive showing with $691,915 in renewable aid and $335,201 in scholarships and other one-time aid.