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July 8, 2005

Archdiocesan High School Graduates Awarded More Than $190 Million in College Scholarships

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia's Office of Catholic Education announces that the Class of 2005 has been awarded more than $190 million in university or college scholarships. This is an increase of more than $9.2 million over last year for graduates of the 21 Archdiocesan Catholic high schools.

The office recently released a report showing graduates of Archdiocesan schools have been awarded $1.7 billion over the past 19 years. The figure represents cumulative scholarship awards for each year in the report.

Students typically receive scholarships to several colleges or universities but only use one scholarship to attend the institution of their choice. The total figure suggests colleges seek and highly value the products of Archdiocesan Catholic education.

Of the 5,435 Archdiocesan graduates of the Class of 2005, more than 42 percent were offered scholarships which averaged $82,000 per person. The total amount of scholarships offered rose 5 percent above last year.

More than 23 percent of the graduates will attend a Catholic college or university in the fall.

Matthew Gambino
Associate Director

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