Long Beach Unified Seniors Score Over $96 million in Scholarships and Grants

Long Beach Unified School District’s graduating seniors collected just over $96 million in scholarships and grants this year, more than a five-fold increase since 2007, LBUSD officials said. Graduations at each high school will be taking place over the next week.

The record number of funding is about a half million dollars more than the previous record set last year, according to a press release.

Here is a breakdown of financial awards and acceptances by schools:

Poly High School/Poly Academy of Achievers and Leaders:
$36.5 million
Students accepted at U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Naval Academy, University of Southern California (USC), Stanford, Yale, Vanderbilt, Cornell, Columbia, Georgetown, Tufts, Northwestern, Johns Hopkins, William and Mary, Notre Dame and almost all University of California schools.

Wilson Classical High School:
$24.3 million
Students accepted at Cornell, Georgetown, Rensselaer Polytechnic, Duke, Brandeis, Boston University, George Washington, Princeton, Tulane, Virginia Military Institute, Bucknell, Emerson College , UC Berkeley and Bard College.

Millikan High School:
$10.1 million
Students accepted at CSULB, UC Berkeley, Vanderbilt, Cornell, Boston University, Willamette, Harvey Mudd, University of Rochester, West Virginia University, Penn State, Rensselaer Polytechnic, Lewis and Clark, Regis, Spelman, University of Puget Sound, Chapman, Mount St. Mary’s, Loyola Marymount, Iowa State, Westmont, Duke, Emory, Northwestern, Dartmouth, Columbia, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Howard, USC, University of Oregon, University of Delaware, University of Washington, Seattle University, Fordham, University of Hawaii, University of Wisconsin, University of New Mexico, University of Chicago, Texas Southern University, University of Miami and Virginia Military Institute.

California Academy of Mathematics and Science:
$10.1 million
Students accepted at Tulane University, Haverford College, Kalamazoo College, Middlebury College, Williams College, Amherst College, Bowdoin College, Reed College, Middlebury College, Boston College, Harvard, the Olin College of Engineering, Johns Hopkins, Northwestern, Columbia, USC, Yale, Wellesley, Amherst, UC Berkeley, UCLA and UC San Diego.

Lakewood High School:
$9.1 million
Students accepted at U.S. Air Force Academy, most UC campuses including Berkeley and UCLA, Carnegie Mellon, Middlebury College, Culinary Institute of America, New York University, University of Arizona, Arizona State, Seton Hall, New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts, Howard, Tuskegee, Weber State, Georgetown, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Louisiana Tech, Loyola Marymount, Woodbury, Mount St. Mary’s, University of Oklahoma, University of Utah, Kansas State, University of La Verne and Biola University.

Cabrillo High School:
$3.4 million
Students accepted at UCLA, Tuskegee University, UC Irvine, UC Riverside, UC Davis, UC San Diego, UC Merced, Miles College, University of Colorado, University of Denver, all CSU campuses, Syracuse University, Cal Baptist, University of the Pacific, University of Nevada and University of Arizona.

Jordan High School/Jordan Plus:
$1.1 million
Students accepted at UC Berkeley, UCLA, UC Santa Barbara, UC San Diego, UC Irvine, UC Merced, Tuskegee, Loyola Marymount, BYU, and 11 CSU campuses.

Avalon High School:
$769,350
Students accepted at Cornell, UC Berkeley, USC, Barnard College of Columbia

Renaissance High School for the Arts:
$580,950
Students accepted at 18 CSU campuses and six UC campuses, University of Oregon, Iowa University, Azusa Pacific University, Art Institute, Biola University, Chapman, George Washington, Ohio State, Gordon, Reed, Laguna College of Art & Design, Langston, Tuskegee University, University of Tulsa, Musician’s Institute and Manhattanville.

Educational Partnership High School:
$38,000

Beach High School:
$29,000

Reid Continuation High School:
$8,000

"By the end of next week, 6,000 students will have graduated from our high schools," said LBUSD Superintendent Christopher Steinhauser. “These seniors are among the most industrious and best prepared we’ve ever seen."



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