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Hough High grads land nearly $14 million in scholarships

2020 drive-through graduation, under pandemic safety protocol. Photo: CMS

June 17. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Class of 2020 was offered scholarships totaling $153.8 million, with students from Hough High accounting for nearly $14 million, the second-highest total in the district.

Hough grads are way up from 2016 when they were offered $9.5 million in scholarships. Back then, Providence High seniors were offered $17.885 million in scholarships, the top-performing school at the time.

In all, the 2020 graduates were offered 3,380 scholarships. The scholarship money offered to CMS students is an increase over the past two years, $6 million more than the class of 2019’s $147.7 million.

The highest total was reported by Mallard Creek High, with $15.1 million. South Mecklenburg High came in third, with $12.8 million.

Of the 2020 total, nearly $131 million represented academic scholarships. Athletic scholarships totaled $23 million.

CMS says the scholarship offers are an important indicator of district success because they show that their graduates are attractive to colleges and universities.

For a complete list of scholarship offers by high school, see the attached document.

CMS Scholarship Report 2020 (1)