Record number of CPS seniors earn college scholarships

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

CHICAGO — Chicago Public School students received nearly a billion dollars in scholarship offers, breaking the district record for a single year.

The mayor and CEO of CPS made the announcement today at Juarez High School as students were awarded college scholarships.

The class of 2016 has received $950 million in scholarship offers.

The number represents a 21% increase from last year – and double the number of scholarship offers from two years ago.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chief Education Officer Janice Jackson say the improvement is a result of both hard work by the students and a dedicated effort by counselors, coaches and teachers to seek out scholarship opportunities and strategies.

Graduation rates are up from recent years, too.

Last year nearly 70 percent of CPS students finished high school.

Click the Take Action button below to help continue children’s literacy programs in Chicago:

[takeaction cause=”children-s-literacy” ]


Latest News

More News