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More than 1100 GCS Graduates Benefitted From Say Yes Guilford Support in 2018-19

News Release

A total of 1194 Guilford County Schools’ graduates finished the 2018-19 academic year at post- secondary institutions with support from Say Yes Guilford and its partners, a total impact of more than $7 million.* 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 $1,401,716 to 875 students:

  • $763,563 in Tuition Awards to 365 students
  • $127,400 in Opportunity Grants to 110 students
  • $510,753 in Say Yes Choice Grants to 400 students

 

Thanks to a partnership with UNC-CH, 141 Say Yes Guilford students received Tuition Awards and Opportunity Grants totaling $171,700 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. 178 GCS students received Compact Scholarships in the 2018-19 academic year, a value of about $5.5 million, from reporting institutions.**

Say Yes Guilford priority registration closed June 1, but GCS graduates still have time to register for the 2019-20 academic year at sayyesguilford.org. Say Yes Guilford registration for rising GCS seniors opens on October 1, 2019. 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.

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For more information about Say Yes Guilford go to SayYesGuilford.org. To schedule an interview, please contact Rosemary Plybon at rplybon@sayyestoeducation.org.

*Data certified as of June 7, 2019.
**34 private colleges and universities have reported data to Say Yes to Education as of June 7, 2019.

Tuition Awards are granted to eligible GCS graduates attending North Carolina public colleges and universities.Opportunity Grants are awarded to eligible GCS graduates receiving a full Pell Grant and attending North Carolina public colleges and universities. Choice Grants are awarded to eligible GCS graduates attending private schools that are part of the Say Yes to Education National Compact. Private Compact Scholarships are full tuition scholarships awarded to eligible GCS graduates attending private schools that are part of the Say Yes to Education National Compact. Eligible 2019 graduates will receive awards beginning in th 2019-20 academic year.

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