Lee County Graduates Awarded Over $6M in Scholarships

Another great school year for Lee County Schools ended with a massive exclamation point, with the announcement that graduating high school seniors in the school district were collectively awarded nearly $6.3M in scholarships. This figure shatters Lee County School’s one year old record by approximately $1.3 million dollars!

School district officials credit some of the dramatic increase to the schools’ and students’ increased efforts to earn funds for their accomplishments.  Roughly half of the graduating seniors at Lee County High School and Southern Lee High School applied for scholarships. At Lee Early College, the percentage of applicants was approximately two-thirds of the students.

The June 9 edition of Inspired, the Lee County Schools’ Digital Digest includes a closer look at a small selection of students who earned exceptional recognition.  They include, among others, Steven Herrera of Southern Lee, who will attend Duke on the David M. Rubenstein Scholarship worth $295,000, Khiara Bolden of Lee Senior, who will attend Guilford College, after earning scholarships totaling nearly $120,000 from 7 different organizations, Eseosa Evboumwan of Lee Senior, studing pre-med biology at UNC-Chapel Hill with the aid of over $32,000 in scholarship funds from over 10 groups, and Jamie Guillergan of Lee Early College. Jamie earned $45,000 in scholarships, was the first Early College student with an Associates Degree to move directly to Nursing School at UNC-Chapel Hill and actually began her classes there before her school graduation.

Read more about their stories and other inspirational students here.