The Moreno Valley Unified School District Class of 2019 once again set a district record for the total dollar amount of scholarships and grants earned for 4 years of higher education. The total amount for seniors in all district high schools was $86,363,040. This total is an increase of more than $13 million over the Class of 2018.
The amount was calculated from a senior survey, which was completed by an astounding 99 percent of seniors in the district. The survey allows students to provide information regarding their plans after high school and financial literacy. It also provides information for district schools to better address future generations of seniors and improve processes about financial aid, college awareness, and plans after high school.
“We have been aggressive about getting our college-bound students to apply for college assistance by filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA),” said Superintendent Dr. Martinrex Kedziora. “And we’re also helping students apply to more colleges.”
The Class of 2019 is taking that scholarship assistance with them as they fan out to colleges all over California and in 31 other states, as far as Georgia, Hawaii, Maine, Washington, New York, and Rhode Island. The survey also found that 56 percent of graduating seniors will be the first in their families to attend college.
“Our graduates are being actively recruited by colleges all over California and America,” said MVUSD School Board President Jesus Holguin. “That says a lot about their academic achievement here at MVUSD. We are opening doors for students, who in many cases, will be the first in their family to attend a higher education institution. We’re very proud of the Class of 2019.”