Broadneck Grads Offered $11M in Scholarships
The value of scholarships offered this year is nearly double what students were offered in 2010.
Broadneck High School (BHS) students earned $11 million in scholarship offers this year, ranking third in the county overall for the amount of money given to students for college.
BHS tied with Annapolis High School for $11 million in offers, coming behind South River High School students, who earned $14.6 million, and Severna Park High School students, who earned $13.1 million in scholarship offers.
For Broadneck students, the grand total of $11,055,810 in scholarships is nearly double what institutions offered students in 2010, according to data from the Anne Arundel County Public School System (see attached PDF).
Overall, the county’s class of 2012 earned $10 million more than last year’s graduating seniors, something AACPS officials say is due to a specific push for African-American students to secure scholarships.
The release reported that school counselors throughout the county put a focus on working with African-American students, who ended up receiving more than $15.6 million this year, 42 percent more than 2011.
“Our school counselors do incredible work every day to support the thousands of students who dedicate countless hours to their studies,” Superintendent Kevin Maxwell said in the release. “This is great news not just for our African-American students, but for all senior in our county.”
Scholarship offers have increased by nearly $73 million since 2007, according to the AACPS release.
Below is a list of all the schools and their corresponding 2012 scholarship totals, provided by AACPS:
- South River - $14,602,536
- Severna Park - $13,058,013
- Broadneck - $11,055,810
- Annapolis - $10,999,000
- North County - $10,874,804
- Arundel - $8,545,462
- Old Mill - $8,202,378
- Chesapeake - $7,447,284
- Northeast - $7,170,865
- Glen Burnie - $6,170,500
- Southern - $6,052,117
- Meade - $5,105,282
Data from school counselors across the county indicated a three percent increase in high school graduates who will go on to attend a four-year college—up from 46 to 49 percent—and up four percent for a two-year college, from 35 to 39 percent. Twenty percent of the graduates said they would be working full time, and 13 percent said they would enlist in the military.
Edgewater-Davidsonville Patch editor Jonathan Moynihan contributed to this article.