Scholarships for Class of 2014 exceed $16.7 million
By Phyllis Moore
Published in News on June 23, 2014 1:46 PM
Financial aid for the Class of 2014 kept pace with previous years, up slightly in the areas of scholarships, grant and work study aid, while the amount of renewable aid dipped slightly.
Wayne County Public Schools graduated 1,199 students from its eight public high schools this year. Those planning a post-secondary education earned approximately $6 million in one-time and annual grants, scholarships and work study money. Renewable financial aid tallied at more than $16.7 million.
In 2013, students received an estimated $5.7 million in one-time and annual awards, and $16.9 million in renewable aid. For 2012, one-time aid accounted for $5.1 million in awards, with $15.5 in renewable aid distributed to local students.
The following is a breakdown of the financial awards received at each of the county's schools this year.
Charles B. Aycock High School, which had the largest number of graduates with 263, again topped the list of scholarships and grants. Students received an estimated $1.9 million in one-time awards and $4 million in renewable aid.
Eastern Wayne High, which had 244 graduates, reported $870,408 in one-time aid and $2.4 million in renewable awards.
Goldsboro High School, with 124 graduates, was next, with $574,589 in one-time aid and $1.1 million in renewable funding.
Rosewood High, with 100 graduates, had $545,195 in one-time aid and $2.1 million in renewable aid.
Southern Wayne High's 230 graduates divided up $298,352 in one-time aid and $1.1 million in renewable awards.
Spring Creek High, which graduated 116 students, received $567,292 in scholarships and $2.2 million in renewable aid.
Wayne School of Engineering, which had 61 graduates, received $835,517 in one-time funding and $3 million in renewable aid.
The 61 students at Wayne Early/Middle College High School had $837,062 in renewable awards and $410,737 in scholarships and grants.