Scholars Win More, Exceed $20.7 Million

Academic scholarships worth more than $20 million have been won by graduating seniors in the Long Beach Unified School District this spring. The Class of 2005 so far has amassed $20,701,956 in scholarships and monetary awards to reduce their college costs this fall. This new scholarship total exceeds last year’s $20,310,202, which included a half million dollars in one-time Broad Prize scholarships. Among the big-ticket scholars were two CAMS students admitted to Olin College of Engineering, each receiving a full scholarship of $132,000. CAMS also has three graduates who will be attending Cal Tech. Jordan scholars include winners of the Bill and Melinda Gates Scholarship, UC Berkeley and UCI Chancellor’s Scholarships. Lakewood’s valedictorian received a President’s Scholarship to CSULB, and several students earned full scholarships to USC, Arizona State, Utah State and Pepperdine. Millikan students won full rides to Loyola, UCSB, UCR and University of Tennessee. Five Poly graduates received Julie Inaman Courage Awards for overcoming obstacles. Others won major scholarships to the U.S. Naval Academy, Stanford, Cal Tech, MIT, Tulane, USC, UCLA, UC Berkeley, Dartmouth and Swarthmore. Renaissance graduates this fall will be attending six UC campuses, several CSU campuses and Marymount College. Wilson scholars earned Governor’s Scholarships, 232 admissions to UC and 372 to CSU campuses. They will be attending all nine UC campuses, 22 CSU campuses and 91 private colleges and universities. Students from all high schools also received Service Above Self awards from Long Beach Rotary and many other non-monetary awards.