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1000+ GCS Graduates Benefit From Say Yes Guilford Support

News Release

March 29, 2019

A total of 1043 Guilford County Schools’ students finished the 2018 fall semester at colleges with support from Say Yes Guilford and its partners with a total impact of more than $2.7 million*. The scholarship team will continue to review student data through the end of the academic year and grant awards for fall 2018 and spring 2019 based on eligibility requirements. This total includes students who received Say Yes Tuition Awards, Opportunity Grants, Choice Grants, Compact Scholarships and students who received awards directly from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Say Yes Guilford awarded $623,346 to 759 students:

  • $354,799 in Tuition Awards to 317 students
  • $62,475 in Opportunity Grants to 357 students
  • $206,092 in Say Yes Choice Grants to 85 students

Thanks to a partnership with UNC-CH, 141 Say Yes Guilford students received tuition awards and opportunity grants totaling $85,850 directly from the university.

As a locally owned Say Yes to Education chapter, eligible Say Yes Guilford students also have access to scholarships from about 100 private colleges and universities. More than 143 GCS students received Compact Scholarships in the fall of 2018, a value of about $2 million.**

The Say Yes Guilford Scholarship team is now processing applications for spring 2019 while continuing to review student data still coming in for the fall 2018 semester. Final scholarship data for the 2018-19 academic school year will be certified in summer.

Say Yes Guilford priority registration is open for GCS seniors through June 1 at sayyesguilford.org. Say Yes Guilford is committed to providing access to services, support and scholarships designed to prepare Guilford County Schools students for success in college, career and life.

*Data certified as of February 19, 2019. Numbers will change up to the end of the 2018-19 academic year.

**15 private colleges and universities have reported data to Say Yes as of February 19, 2019.

 

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