The Pitt County Schools graduating class of 2014 earned more
scholarship offers than any other class in history, according to a report released by the Pitt County Educational Foundation. Students were offered $22.5 million in scholarships, eclipsing the previous high of $13 million from last year.
There were 365 graduates who received scholarships. Each of Pitt County's six high schools were represented with J.H. Rose High School having the most at 98 and Ayden-Grifton High School having the largest percentage of graduates receiving scholarship offers at 30 percent.
In all, there were $6.4 million in scholarships accepted by this year's graduating class. Among the many accepted scholarships were an East Carolina University Honors College Scholarship, a University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill Covenant Scholarship, a Salem College Sisters Scholarship, a University of Alabama Presidential Merit Scholarship, a Bridgewater President's Merit Scholarship, a North Carolina State Goodnight Scholars Program Scholarship, a University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill Morehead Cain Scholars Program Scholarship, a Gates Millennium Scholarship, a Yale University Scholarship, a Boston University Grant and Presidential Scholarship, a Duke University Roy O. Rodwell Trinity Scholarship, a West Point Scholarship, and a United States Air Force Academy Scholarship.
Total number of students receiving scholarships and the percentages of the school's graduating class were: Ayden-Grifton (45/30 percent); D.H. Conley (80/24 percent); Farmville Central (50/29 percent); J.H. Rose (98/29 percent); North Pitt (42/22 percent); and South Central (50/13 percent).