MONROE – Graduating seniors in Union County Public Schools earned a record 2,944 scholarships this year, the highest number in district history.
This figure represents a 24% increase over the number of scholarships offered to the Class of 2018.
“This significant increase helps provide even more students with access to higher education,” Superintendent Andrew Houlihan said.
UCPS’s Class of 2019 also earned nearly $131 million in scholarships.
Six high schools received more than $10 million in scholarships: Marvin Ridge ($22.8 million), Piedmont ($21.2 million), Cuthbertson ($17.5 million), Sun Valley ($15.1 million), Weddington ($15 million) and Porter Ridge ($12 million).
Out of the 3,339 UCPS Class of 2019 graduates, 60% will attend a four-year school, 25% will attend a two-year school, 11% will enter the workforce and 4% have enlisted in the military.