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Class of 2019 Earns $131 Million In Scholarships, Grants

Fort Worth ISD’s graduating Class of 2019 has set an all-time record by earning more than $131.3 million in scholarship and grant awards!

The record accomplishment is one worth celebrating as scholarship and grants offers have more than doubled in three years’ time.

A breakdown of the 2,961 scholarship and grants awarded to Fort Worth ISD’s 2019 seniors indicate that nearly $110 million awarded was in academic scholarships.

From May 21- June 12, the District hosted 24 commencement ceremonies. The 2018-2019 school year, the District presented more than 4,500 students with diplomas.

FWISD’s Class of 2019 includes:

  • 40 valedictorian and salutatorian honorees
  • 25 students who obtained full-ride scholarships to Texas Christian University, valued at over $260,000, through TCU’s Community Scholar Program
  • 464 Superintendent Scholars recognized for distinctions as National Merit Semi-Finalists and Commended, National Achievements, National Hispanic; FWISD African-American Scholars; AP, AP with Honor, AP with Distinction, National AP; International Baccalaureate students and Capstone Award students

Among FWISD’s newest alumni is the first graduating class from the Tarrant County College South/ FWISD Collegiate High School, which obtained college associate degrees on May 11 and high school diplomas on June 1. The class collectively earned 5,996 college credit hours.

In Principal Lisa Castillo’s graduation remarks to students at the TCC/FWISD campus, she talked about how the class created the school crest and developed its meaning, motto and mascot, a comet, symbolizing “a bright object that moved quickly amongst the stars but left a trail for others to follow.”

“We could not be more proud of your work the past four years…you have done exactly what you envisioned. You have led, left a strong legacy for those who follow, served your community, learned, and found victory in education,” she said. “As visionaries, you not only created our mission, you lived it.”

Relive FWISD graduation ceremonies in photos at www.fwisd.org/graduation.

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