DPSCD 2017 graduating seniors earned more than $170 million in scholarships and grants

Congratulations to the senior class of 2017! They earned $170,074,027 in scholarships and grants throughout the 2016-2017 school year, nearly $6 million higher than that earned for the 2015-2016 school year.

The increase in offered scholarships and grants reflects the hard work and dedication of DPSCD students and teachers; We also want to acknowledge the support of college support staff, counselors and parents who all play an integral part in our students’ success.

“The Office of Guidance and Counseling appreciates the financial knowledge base and tools the school counselors and college transition advisors provide,” says Dr. Barbara K. Smith, Director of the Office of Guidance and Counseling. “Their support and persistence ensures college is affordable for our students. 2016-2017 set a record-breaking year for scholarship and grant offers since my first year as Director in 2011.”

Academic scholarships account for more than $75 million earned by DPSCD students while athletic scholarships attribute to nearly $29 million. Other organizations and foundations have offered close to $25 million in scholarships over the 2016-2017 school year. The total amount of grants offered to DPSCD students, including TIP, Pell and Michigan Merit is $35 million.


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