Scholarships earned by graduating seniors in the Long Beach Unified School District this year exceed $50 million, just shy of last year’s record-shattering $51.5 million.
This year’s total surpasses the $40 million earned two years ago and is more than two and a half times the $18 million earned just four years ago.
Poly High School students earned $12.8 million, including a $221,000 scholarship to Stanford; $225,000 to Villanova; $200,000 to USC, $232,000 to Carnegie Mellon, $213,000 to Loyola Marymount; and $198,000 to Boston College. Poly students also gained admission to Harvard, Princeton, Yale, Brown, Caltech, the U.S. Air Force Academy, Notre Dame, the University of California and California State University, Duke, Syracuse, DePaul, Johns Hopkins, NYU, Georgetown, George Washington, Scripps, Harvey Mudd, MIT, Claremont McKenna, Fordham, Bryn Mawr, Smith, Wellesley, Occidental, North Carolina Chapel Hill, Chapman, Texas Christian, Emory, Unversity of Chicago, Amherst, Tulane, Trinity University, St. John’s, Soka College in Japan, and the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.
California Academy of Mathematics and Science students earned $12.49 million, or an average of about $85,000 per graduate. Awards included Gates Millennium, U.S. Military West Point Academy, Posse Scholarship, Milken, National Achievement and National Merit scholarships. CAMS students also earned admission to Harvard, MIT, California Institute of Technology, Johns Hopkins, Northwestern, Olin College of Engineering, Carnegie Mellon, Columbia, Dartmouth, NYU, Pepperdine, Pitzer, Stanford, Princeton, Yale, Cornell, Georgetown, Duke, Vanderbilt, Boston, Brown, Haverford, Tufts, Bucknell, Rice, USC, Wellesley, Williams, UC Berkeley and UCLA.
Millikan High School students earned $6.46 million, including admissions to all UC and Cal State schools, University of Missouri, Purdue, Syracuse, Wellesley, Boston College, Duke, George Washington, College of William and Mary, Williams, Mills, Drexel, Columbia College Chicago, Clark Atlanta, Pepperdine, University of the Pacific, Northern Arizona, Adams State, San Diego Christian, Belhaven, West Texas A & M, University of LaVerne, Biola University, Stephens College of Columbia (MI), Middlebury, University of Redlands, Concordia, University of Washington (Seattle), Denver University, University of Michigan, University of Wisconsin and Mount St. Mary’s College.
Lakewood High School students earned $6 million, including Gates Millennium, National Merit and other prestigious awards. Lakewood students earned admission to UC and Cal State schools, the U.S. Air Force Academy, New Mexico Military Institute, Regis, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Concordia, Nebraska, Colorado State, University of Nevada, New Mexico Highland, Arizona State and Columbia.
Wilson Classical High School students earned $5.3 million, including Gates Millennium, National Hispanic Merit, Warner Brothers and CSULB Presidential awards. Wilson students gained acceptance to 154 colleges and universities in 35 states and six countries, including Brown, Boston College, Boston University, Carnegie Mellon, Fordham, George Washington, Harvey Mudd, NYU, Stanford, UC Berkeley, UCLA, USC and the University of Virginia.
Jordan High School students earned $2.75 million and acceptances to Bethune-Cookman, Charles Drew, several Cal State and UC schools, Grambling, FIDM, Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts, Marymount College, Mills, Northern Arizona, Royal College of Surgeons in Bahrain, University of LaVerne, University of Texas, University of Utah and University of Washington.
Cabrillo High School students earned $2.4 million including scholarships to UCLA, UC Irvine and Biola University, along with admissions to UC Riverside, UC Santa Cruz, UC Merced, UC Davis, Lincoln University, Clark Atlanta and Grambling.
Renaissance High School for the Arts students earned $1.2 million.
Avalon School students on Catalina Island earned $880,000.
Reid Continuation High School students earned $8,500, while Educational Partnership High School students earned $9,190, and Long Beach School for Adults students earned $5,000.