South Carolina’s high school seniors have surpassed $1 billion in scholarship money for the first time since officials have been tracking the information, according to a news release from the South Carolina Department of Education.
The class of 2012’s scholarship total is $1,063,112,048.92. That figure comes from an annual survey of school districts, which includes district-sponsored charter schools, the Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics, the Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities, and the South Carolina School for the Deaf and the Blind. The survey did not include Hampton County School District 2.
In the midlands, Lexinton-Richland 5 had the most scholarship money with $117,875,366. Richland 2 was second with $70,758,515. Other totals include:
• Richland 1: $55,371,8
• Lexington 1: $28,256,920
• Lexington 2: $10,797,464
• Lexington 3: 3,250,000
• Lexington 4: $2,015,650
• Kershaw: $10,656,822
See below for a list of all school districts