CMS Class of 2020 offered $153.8 million in scholarships


Total is more than $6 million higher than the class of 2019

CHARLOTTE, N.C., June 16, 2020 — The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Class of 2020 was offered scholarships totaling $153.8 million, the district announced June 16. The total is more than $6 million higher than the class of 2019’s $147.7 million.

In all, the 2020 graduates were offered 3,380 scholarships. The scholarship money offered to CMS students is an increase over the past two years.

Three of the district’s high schools received scholarship offers totaling more than $10 million. The highest total was reported by Mallard Creek High, with $15.1 million. William A. Hough High reported nearly $14 million, South Mecklenburg High reported $12.8 million.

Of the 2020 total, nearly $131 million represented academic scholarships. Athletic scholarships totaled $23 million. The scholarship offers are an important indicator of district success because they show that CMS graduates are attractive to colleges and universities.