2017 Graduates Offered $26 Million in Scholarships

2017 Graduates Offered $26 Million in Scholarships

2017 RSS graduates across the district were offered $25,923,859 in scholarships. Approximately 1,300 students graduated from the district’s eight high schools this spring.

Since 2012, Rowan-Salisbury has seen a continual rise in the dollars offered to students to attend colleges and universities as they pursue their post-secondary education. “This illustrates the strong education students receive in our schools,” says Superintendent Dr. Lynn Moody. “I am proud of our students and the support they have received from their parents, teachers, staff and our community.”

Since the implementation of the 2013-2017 RSS Strategic Plan, scholarships offered to students has risen from $7,844,484 to almost $26 million. “Students having access to laptops allow them, along with their parents, more opportunities to research and apply online for scholarships and grants,” comments Dr. Eisa Cox, RSS Executive Director for Secondary Education.

Rowan-Salisbury graduates were offered $1,369,500 in academic scholarships from Catawba College. “Catawba remains a valuable friend and partner to our students and schools,” adds Dr. Moody. “Our students and all of us are fortunate to live in a community that is not only rich in educational institutions, but rich in the support offered to continuing education beyond high school.”

The 185 Rowan-Salisbury students who participated in the Crosby Scholars program received close to $500,000 in scholarships and grants.  Of the 50 colleges that Crosby Scholars will be attending, Rowan Cabarrus Community College remains the #1 college choice selected by Crosby Scholar students for the second straight year.

“We have much to celebrate,” says Dr. Moody. “There are students who received athletic scholarships to colleges, that may not have had the opportunity to pursue the college path, if not for the athletic programs in our schools. We applaud our coaches for their ability to drive students to achieve both on the field and in the classroom.” 

Students from across Rowan-Salisbury will be heading to colleges and universities both in state and out of state. “I am looking forward to seeing the successes of our students as they continue into this next journey in life,” says Dr. Moody. “I wish them all the very best.”

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