Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Scholarship Money Earned by RCSD Students

Many of you may have seen that Rankin County School District graduating seniors earned $42,942,655 in scholarship money this year.  That represents a jump of approximately $10 Million more than the class of 2015?  Past years typically demonstrate an annual increase of about $3 Million.  That is outstanding news for our students.

3 comments:

Owen Taylor said...

How much of that is tied to military-related ed opportunities? Are they still counting that? That's always seemed a bit like padding, speaking as someone whose 2 children graduated from NWR.

Anonymous said...

I don't understand how that would be considered padding? Why can't we celebrate their hard earned successes?

Anonymous said...

I don't think it matters if it is "padding" or not. Either through the efforts of the student, the school or both, these students have figures out a way to further their education without having to fully bear the cost to their personal finances or through loans. So whether it is a scholarship for academics, athletics, or through service such as the military, these students should be commended.