The Del Valle High School Class of 2020 headed off to college with more than $5 million in scholarships. The graduates earned financial support from local service organizations, the US Military, and individual public and private colleges and universities.
The class total of $5,039,608 is the highest for a graduating class in three years. The Class of 2019 and Class of 2018 earned $4,372,816 and $3,400,467 respectively.
“I am extremely proud of the initiative our 2020 graduates demonstrated which resulted in the offering of a collective $5 million in scholarship funds,” said Jackie Magness, the DVHS College and Career Counselor, “To me, this shows that our students are motivated and excited about pursuing their dreams of higher education.”
Magness coordinates the gathering of student scholarship data each year. DVISD uses SchoolLinks, a college and career readiness platform, as a one-stop location for college research, transcripts, and scholarships. Students self-report scholarship money and provide documentation to verify each scholarship. The total dollar figure includes scholarships awarded and is not inclusive of grants or financial aid.