The amount marks a new record in college scholarship money for the district

Senior class of 2019 earns $56 million in scholarships
Posted on 06/06/2019
Whale Branch graduates

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Thursday, June 6, 2019

Graduation ceremonies conclude today;
seniors earn $56 million in scholarships

BEAUFORT – Graduating seniors in the Beaufort County School District’s Class of 2019 have earned more than $56 million in college scholarships, a new record that marks the seventh consecutive increase in the district’s overall total.

When the sixth and final graduation ceremony ends tonight at Hilton Head Island High, more than 1,300 seniors district-wide will have celebrated with families and friends.

The Class of 2019’s $56 million total in college scholarships represents a dramatic increase from $30 million five years ago.  District officials said the 2019 total will increase over the summer months as additional scholarship information continues to arrive.

“To see our graduating seniors’ college scholarship earnings continue to go up, year after year, is definitely encouraging,” said Interim Superintendent Herb Berg.  “It represents a lot of hard work by our students and educators, particularly our teachers and school counselors.”