ROWAN COUNTY, NC (WBTV) - Rowan-Salisbury school graduates of 2017 were offered $25,923,859 in scholarships. Around 1,300 students graduated from the eight RSS schools this spring.
This follows the 2013-2017 RSS Strategic Plan, part of which aimed to provide students with a mobile device. Since implementing this plan, RSS schools have seen an increase in scholarship offers from less than $8 million to this year's total of 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," said Dr. Eisa Cox, RSS executive director for secondary education.
Catawba College offered over $1 million of those scholarships. The Crosby Scholars, who account for 185 of Rowan-Salisbury students, received almost half a million dollars in scholarships and grant money.
"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."