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Virginia Beach City Public Schools offered record 76.8 million in scholarships

Posted at 4:43 PM, Jun 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-14 16:43:58-04
(Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

(Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. –  The Virginia Beach City Public Schools Class of 2016 has both earned and received the highest offers of scholarships for any VBCPS graduating class.

Graduating seniors have been offered $76,885,151 in scholarships and have accepted $49,841,012 to date, according to high school guidance offices.  All eleven VBCPS schools have students accepting scholarships from in-state and out-of-state institutions, and are represented in the totals.

Scholarship offers have been steadily rising for several years; the Class of 2012 was offered $43.2 million in scholarships and accepted $32.7 million.

The Class of 2014 earned $66.3 million in scholarships and accepted $41.2 million. Totals for the Class of 2016 exceed scholarships offered to last year’s graduating class by $6.5 million and exceed accepted amounts by $4.9 million.

“We are thrilled that so many of our seniors will have additional support for their future as granted by higher education institutions, schools, agencies, organizations and foundations,” said VBCPS Superintendent Aaron Spence.

“Earning more than $76 million in scholarships is a testament to our seniors’ excellence in academics, athletics and activities, as well as their commitment to seeking opportunities for financial assistance.”

The Virginia Beach public school system makes these scholarship opportunities readily available to students and parents through Scholarship Central , and the website is updated throughout the year.

For more information about Scholarship Central, contact the Office of Student Support Services at 757-263-1980.