VBCPS - Charting the Course
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Dr. Heather Allen
Date: 06/11/18 Phone: 757.263.1075
News Release No. 062 Fax: 757.263.1010
Email: heather.allen@vbschools.com

VBCPS Class of 2018 offered a record
$104.7 million in scholarships

Graduating seniors in Virginia Beach City Public Schools' (VBCPS) Class of 2018 have earned and accepted the highest scholarship amounts of any VBCPS graduating class. As reported to high school guidance offices, seniors have been offered a record $104,784,639 in scholarships and have accepted $63,910,257* to date. Scholarships granted by in-state and out-of-state institutions to students from all 11 VBCPS comprehensive high schools and Green Run Collegiate are represented in the totals.

Class of 2018 scholarship totals exceed the amount offered to last year's graduating class by $17.2 million and the amount accepted by $5.8 million. The scholarship totals offered to the five previous VBCPS graduating classes include: $87.4 million to the Class of 2017, $76.8 million to the Class of 2016, and $70.3 million to the Class of 2015, $42.5 million to the Class of 2014, and $32.6 million to the Class of 2013.

"Earning more than $100 million in scholarships for higher education is an incredible achievement for our graduating seniors, and we join their families in being extremely proud of their accomplishments," said Dr. Aaron Spence, VBCPS superintendent. "We are thrilled to see the Class of 2018 rewarded for their demonstrated excellence in academics, athletics and activities, and we know they will continue that commitment to success in their post-graduate studies and future endeavors."

The school division makes scholarship opportunities and resources readily available to students and families through Scholarship Central. The online, searchable database found on www.vbschools.com lets visitors access scholarship information submitted by school counselors, civic groups, foundations, schools and other organizations. The site is updated throughout the year.

For more information about the Class of 2018's scholarship awards or Scholarship Central, please contact the Office of Student Support Services at 757-263-1980.

*The dollar value of scholarships accepted is reported. The amount of renewable scholarships is multiplied by four. The dollar value of GI Bill benefits, ROTC scholarships and military academy appointments is included. However, the dollar value of Pell grants, work study and loans accepted by graduates has not been included.

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