The 1,468 seniors who graduated from the nine Catholic secondary schools in the Archdiocese of Louisville received a record $114.1 million in scholarships to colleges, universities, vocational or business schools. This figure does not include grants or Kentucky Educational Excellence (KEES) scholarship money.
This year’s graduates received nearly $6 million in KEES grants. A total of 2,862 scholarships were awarded to members of the class of 2012. Ninety-seven percent of these seniors will continue their education at college, universities, vocational or business schools. The class included 18 National Merit Semi-Finalists; 36 National Merit Commended Students, 57 Governor’s Scholars and five Governor’s School for the Arts participants. Ten students received National Merit Special Scholarships, and one student received a National Merit Achievement Scholarship.
These seniors also amassed more than 72,000 hours of community service during the 2011-2012 school year.