HISD Graduates Awarded $93 Million In Scholarships

June 4, 2010

HISD’s graduating seniors were offered $92,957,003 in college scholarships this year.  That’s $16.2 million more than was offered last year.

HISD students applied for and received 5,158 scholarship offers with many students receiving multiple offers. Of that number, 4551 were offered in academics and 270 were offered in athletics.

Schools and universities offering scholarships include local, state and several prestigious military and Ivy League schools including West Point, Harvard, Yale and Duke University.

More than $17.8 million dollars in college scholarships offers were made to HISD students who will be the first in their family to attend college. In creating a college bound culture, the district is seeing more students offered scholarships than ever before.

Here are the breakdowns of the statistics:

Schools topping $5 Million in Offered Scholarships

DeBakey                        $11,180,677

HSPVA                          $9,702,182

Bellaire                          $8,910,874

Lamar                            $8,104,092

Westside                        $7,468,226

Carnegie Vanguard   $5,303,088

Scholarships accepted by groups

American Indian     $674,836

Asian                             $9,953,909

Black                             $31,866,953

Hispanic                      $25,495,776

White                             $24,930,529

Colleges/Universities Offering Scholarships

Baylor                            $3,698,022

Houston Baptist            $2,769,121

University of Houston   $2,743,978

Texas A&M                            $2,271,309

University of Texas       $1,926,597

Prairie View A&M         $904,917

Rice                                $785,132

West Point                     $604,000

Yale                               $197,600

Harvard                         $100,750

Princeton                       $84,000

Duke                              $51,450

InstantNewsWestu Staff

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