July 5, 2016 (Louisville, KY) – The 1,457 seniors who graduated from the nine Catholic secondary schools in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Louisville received a record $128.4 million in scholarships to colleges, universities, vocational, or business schools. This figure does not include grants or Kentucky Educational Excellence (KEES) scholarship money; these seniors received $5.9 million in KEES grants over four years. Scholarships were given to 905 students or 62% of the graduating class for a total of 3,026 scholarships. Ninety-seven percent of these seniors will continue their education at college, universities, vocational, or business schools.
The class included 24 National Merit Semi-Finalists; 22 National Merit Finalists; and 28 National Merit Commended Students. Nine students received National Merit Special Scholarships. Fifty-three of this year’s seniors participated in the 2015 Governor’s Scholars Program and fourteen participated in the 2015 Governor’s School for the Arts.
These seniors also amassed more than 62,742 hours of community service during the 2015-2016 school year.
Eight of the nine schools (Assumption High School, DeSales High School, Holy Cross High School, Mercy Academy, Presentation Academy, Sacred Heart Academy, Trinity High School, and St. Xavier High School) are located in Jefferson County; one school (Bethlehem High School) is located in Bardstown, Kentucky.
For more information, call: Cecelia Price at 502/585-3291.