PUSD secures more than $63M in scholarships

Peoria Unified School District’s (PUSD) graduating class of 2019 secured over $63 million in scholarships to post-secondary institutions.

Peoria Unified School District’s (PUSD) graduating class of 2019 secured over $63 million in scholarships to post-secondary institutions.

This amount includes scholarships for vocational schools, in- and out-of-state merit-based recognitions, private donors and athletic scholarships.

Here is a breakdown of the Peoria Unified high school scholarship amounts:

• Liberty — $15,374,531

• Peoria High — $11,510,757

• Ironwood — $10,765,268

• Centennial — $10,451,808

• Sunrise Mountain — $6,322,303

• Raymond S. Kellis — $5,345,807

• Cactus — $3,962,059

• Peoria Flex Academy — $500

To assist students with college planning, testing preparation, financial aid and scholarships, each high school has a career center.

District high school guidance counselors and career center specialists help highlight seniors and their achievements to various colleges in order to identify potential scholarship opportunities. In addition, each career center specialist maintains a scholarship database and the information is used to contact students who might be interested in a scholarship, remind students of important deadlines and schedule college visits.