Posted: Friday, June 29, 2012

Greenville County Schools’ Class of 2012, with 3,843 graduates, received more than $104.4 million in college scholarship offers, the highest total ever reported by a GCS graduating class. This total includes $25.7 million in Legislative Incentive for Future Excellence (LIFE) Scholarships and $7.3 million in Palmetto Fellows scholarships. Both LIFE and Palmetto Fellows scholarships are merit-based programs.

The majority of the scholarship offers – 73 percent or $76.3 million – were awarded for high academic achievement. Students also received $2.4 million in offers from the armed services; $5.6 million in athletic scholarships; and $15 million in other offers including ROTC, Rotary, art, and music.

GCS graduates have been accepted into prestigious colleges and universities in South Carolina and across the nation, including Auburn, Berea, Duke, Georgetown, North Carolina State, University of South Carolina, Clemson, Furman, and Wofford.

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